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candi's chalupa style taco's

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Candi Hummer
Silver Springs, NV

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!!

(3 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For candi's chalupa style taco's

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

How To Make candi's chalupa style taco's

  • 1
    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
  • 2
    Brown meat, 1/2 the onion and taco seasoning until no longer pink. preheat oven to "warm" or very low setting.
  • 3
    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
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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)