Idaho Taco

Carolyn Parke


The first time I ate one of these tacos, I was addicted. I have continued making them for over twenty years. It is one of the most requested meals when my children and grandchildren come over. It is simple to make and budget friendly too.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 tacos
15 Min
30 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 c
    potatoes, russets (shredded)
  • 1 medium
    onions, chopped fine
  • 20 small
    corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 c
    corn oil

  • ·
    tomato, choppped
  • ·
    olives (chopped or sliced)
  • ·
    lettuce (iceberg) sliced thin
  • ·
    cheese, shredded
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·

How to Make Idaho Taco


  1. Peel and shredd potatoes. Peel and chop onion. Put two to three paper towels in a cake pan and set to the side to use later.
  2. Use a medium size fry pan. Spray pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking (You may want too add a little cooking oil). Add ground beef, shredded potatoe, and chopped onion. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until meat is cooked and the potatoe and onion have softened. The mixture should at this point stick together.
  3. In another frying pan, pour in enough oil to fry tacos.
  4. Spoon meat mixture (approximately 2 TLBs) onto corn shell.
  5. Put taco in oil and fold over immediately. Cook on both sides. I cook two or three in the pan at a time.
  6. Once crisp on both sides remove by using metal tongs. Lay tacos standing up in the paper lined cake pan.
  7. Now that they are all cooked up... Add your favorite toppings or eat them plain... Enjoy!

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About Idaho Taco

Course/Dish: Beef Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #taco #potatoe

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