Grandpa's Crispy Flour Tacos

Maggie ^O^

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@LovingMyKitchen

My Dad always made tacos this way. It is messy but it is so delicious made this way. The kids always called the Grandpa Tacos and would ask for them for their birthday dinners.

This recipe has no quantity because you use what you need for how many you are cooking for.


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Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

flour tortillas
ground beef - at least 80/20 or better
cooking oil
tomatoes - diced
lettuce - shredded
green onions - chopped
green chilies - diced
avocado - thinly sliced or diced
ketchup
taco or hot sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spread a thin layer of ground beef on a flour tortilla - the same as you would spread peanut butter. Spread it to the edges being sure that you don't let it get too thick.
2
When you have as many as you need prepared, preheat your 10" or 12" skillet with about 1/2" of oil.

When the oil is hot enough - about 300 to 325 slowly lay 1 of the prepared tortillas in the pan. When it become soft - which only takes a couple seconds, carefully fold it in half.

Put a second tortilla in the pan, opposite the first one, the same way you did the first one.

Cook until light to golden brown on the side that is down in the pan - only a minute or two.

With tongs, carefully lift and turn the taco to cook the other side.

When you do this the meat juices will begin to run into the pan and will cause some splattering.
3
The meat will shrink back from the edges during the cooking process and will form a bit of a pocket inside the crispy tortilla.
4
When the other side is golden brown, take the tacos out of the pan and place them fold side up on a plate lined with paper towel and let them drip.

When they have finished dripping fill them with your favorite taco condiments.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids