Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tacos ~ My Way

For those of you who follow me on Instagram you saw these amazing Tacos I made a few weeks ago.  For those of you who don't follow you get to see them now :)  I have always had compliments on my tacos so I thought I would show ya'll how I put them together.

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Here's what you need:

2 pounds ground beef, I use an 85 - 15 fat ratio
2 packages of Taco Bell Taco seasoning (I buy this at Winco)
1/2 - 3/4 cup water
2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1 avocado, diced
1 lime, cut into wedges
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can refried beans
sour cream
hot sauce
1 bunch green onions, diced
flour tortillas (as many as people will eat, I use the medium burrito size)
vegetable oil for frying

Line a sheet pan with a brown paper bag (or two) and a few paper towels and set aside.
In a large skillet brown the ground beef until it is no longer pink.
Pour in the two packets of taco seasoning and stir until mixed well.  Add 1/2 - 3/4 cup water (no matter what the package says) you don't want the meat to runny. Simmer on low for about 15 - 20 minutes, long enough for the tortillas to be cooked and the veggies to be chopped.
How about those nice paper plates?  Disposable!

Heat about 1/2 inch oil in a skillet over med-hi.  When the oil is hot enough the tortilla will immediately start to bubble and fill with air.  This process is very fast and the oil is very hot so BE CAREFUL.  Cook about 15 - 30 seconds on each side folding in half when you flip it the first time.
When they are the color and crispy that you like remove to the paper bag lined tray and drain on paper towels until ready to serve.  Repeat until all the tortillas are cooked.
Now the fun part ~ you get to fill these babies with whatever you like.  Here's how we do it at our house.

Fill a tortilla with refried beans, then meat 
next comes the lettuce, cheese, and sour cream.
Avocado, salsa and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Mmmmm, these are the tastiest tacos in town!  You need to make these soon.  Super easy and fast.

Serves 6 - 8


Here's the handy printable - Taco's My Way

You can find me linking up to these wonderful parties each week.


  1. This looks fantastic, Michelle! I love the idea of frying the flour tortilla :) Pinned this to try soon!

  2. Those do look absolutely delicious, Mexican is my fave. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ok, I am totally frying tortillas the next taco night at our house!!! They look awesome!!!

  4. Thanks for dropping these by the Favorite Things party!
    ~Red, White and Blueberries


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