Homemade tacos

The tacos are a typical and very popular dish of Mexico . They are very easy to prepare as well as fun, since you can fill them with multiple ingredients and varieties.

The Mexican tacos The most popular are chicken or meat, although you can incorporate the filling that you prefer, with only vegetables and even with sweet. In this recipe we propose a simple way to enjoy homemade tacos, accompanied by a delicious Mexican sauce.

The Flour tortillas , Have the peculiarity that it is based on wheat flour and that Do not require yeast In their employment. These tortillas are flour , You can fill them with sweet or salty, as well as prepare them in advance and store them in the refrigerator, then fill them to your taste easily and quickly, before a dinner or meal in which you do not have the time to prepare it (it is also valid for A day of laziness).



For the filling:

  • 2 cups of meat Chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups of cheese Grated cheddar
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion Chopped green
  • 1/2 head of grated lettuce or cabbage
  • 1 cup of Mexican sauce

For flour tortillas:

  • 4 cups and 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • Salt to taste

Preparation of flour tortillas:


To make the tortillas, mix in a bowl the flour, the yeast And salt. It opens a hole in the middle of the mixture.

Then add the butter and The warm water. (It is very important that the water is warm so that it mixes well with the butter and can melt it.

Mix all ingredients. When you have as a result A soft dough, You have to go taking portions with your hands form a few balls. Spread a little flour on the worktop or countertop to prevent dough from sticking to work. With the help of a roll, extend each of the balls until the flour tortillas They are very thin.

Pour oil over a frying pan and heat. Stir in the flour tortillas one by one until they brown. If they take in the air while they are frying, do not worry, turn them around and remove them on a plate with kitchen paper, to absorb the rest of the oil from the fry.

Now is the time to Fill the flour tortillas:

Option 1 . Pepper the meat and sauté it with a little garlic in a frying pan, with a spoonful of oil. Add it to a taco and incorporate lettuce, onion, Mexican sauce, tomato and cheddar cheese. Repeat on all tacos.

Option 2 . Do not cool previously the tacos. Add the stuffing over the flour tortillas spread with the roll, wrap them and add them to a baking sheet with paper for cooking. Bake homemade tacos at 180 degrees about 10 minutes. A treat!

Option 3 . You can make homemade tacos as in the first option, just adding more cheddar cheese on each taco, and gratin it for a few minutes in the oven.

You can add to each option strips of red and green pepper baked about half an hour to about 200 degrees.

As you can see, the Home tacos Are multiple, varied and according to the taste of each one. You can make a variety of fillings with different preparations, to be to the liking of each of the diners.

If you have children at home, opt to make a dessert with Sweet home tacos , Filling them, for example, with banana and strawberries with chocolate, or with jam and fruits. You'll get it right!

And you, what filling would you put or put to your homemade taco?

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