Rating: 4 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

I grew up on these tacos and thought they were a staple in all households. I also make these with chorizo and add diced cooked potatoes sprinkled with chili powder. My mom used her own flour recipe for the dough but I like this way because it's much quicker!! There is some prep time, but well worth it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 tacos
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef. Drain off the grease, and season with chili powder and garlic powder. Stir in kidney beans. Remove from heat, and set aside.

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  • On a lightly floured surface, roll balls of dough out into circles about 6 to 8 inches across, and 1/4 inch thick. Flip the dough over so it is sticky-side up, and place meat mixture over half of the circle. Fold dough over, and pinch to seal. Trim if necessary to make a half-moon shape. Place filled tacos onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, and cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap.

  • Heat one inch of oil in a large heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Fry tacos for a few minutes on each side, or until golden. Remove to paper towels to absorb grease. Slit the top, and put cheese into the tacos while they are hot. Feel free to add any additional taco toppings too.

Note

About an hour before you are ready to start cooking, let the bread dough balls thaw so you can roll them out. It is ok if they start to rise. Don't forget to cover them with greased plastic so they won't dry out.

Nutrition Facts

1442 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 41.1g; fat 133.6g; cholesterol 68mg; sodium 520.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2003
It was great. Even my picky 3 year old ate his. Next time though I will put the cheese in before I cook them and see what happens. Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/05/2005
I thought they were too greasy and took too long to make - had no taste! Read More
(7)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
05/05/2005
I thought they were too greasy and took too long to make - had no taste! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2003
It was great. Even my picky 3 year old ate his. Next time though I will put the cheese in before I cook them and see what happens. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2010
These are actually called "Indian Tacos" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2007
Taste good but not easy to make. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
09/19/2008
i did not like this recipe at all chili was ok but did not like like the bread think next time ill make the bread myself Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2018
Made it Loved it! made dough not store can came out fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2018
Excellent recipe. I used frozen pizza dough as it was what my grocery store had and it turned out great! Read More