Candy's Chalupa style taco's

Candy Hummer


I like the idea of the "thick" tortilla. My regular tortilla recipe was not as good as I liked this thick, so I had to fashion another one, this it IT!!

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20 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


4 1/2 c
bread flour
1/3 c
plus 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
diy taco seasoning
1 1/2 c
warm water


3 lb
lean ground beef
3 Tbsp
(heaped) diy taco seasoning
1 medium
onion (diced)
2 medium
tomatoes (diced)
head lettuce (shredded)
1 c
each shredded cheddar & jack cheeses
1 can(s)
sliced black olives

Directions Step-By-Step

In large bowl mix flour, salt, taco seasoning.
add shortening and blend well with hands, mixing as you would a meatloaf. Add water and mix with hand until it forms a solid soft dough. Cover and set aside while you prepare your meat
Brown meat, 1/2 the onion and taco seasoning until no longer pink.
preheat oven to "warm" or very low setting.
knead your bread about 2-3 minutes, split into 10 balls and roll out to 1/2 inch thick. poke with fork all over 1 side.
place in cast iron skillet on low on each side for about 30 seconds per side. I do not let these get "brown" spots, I keep them "golden"
keep in tortilla warmer or bowl covered with towel
fill each "chalupa" bread with meat mix on 1/2 of it, cover meat with cheese mixes, fold in half and wrap in aluminum foil.
Place in oven for 10-15 minutes to melt cheeses and warm through.
I serve with diced onion, tomato, shredded lettuce and black olives, taco sauces & salsa like a taco bar!
Thank you Jesus for cooking with me :0)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy