Mom's Fried Tacos

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Jenny Frenny

This is how my mom has made tacos my whole life. I always request them when I am home for a visit. Way better than the boxed meal! Make them as little or as spicy as you like with your toppings. I like mine to taste like a cheeseburger. The corn tortillas I use are found in the refridgerated section of the store.

Top Review by love4zen

My bf's aunt makes these w/ patatos mixed in beef. They're a lil dry but great for feeding a crowd!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to the "warm" setting to keep the cooked tacos warm while frying the bunch.
  2. Take a scoop of hamburger about the size of a golf ball and press it on one half side of a tortilla. Spread it out to cover as much of the half as you can. Do this to each tortilla.
  3. Cover the finished stack with a slightly damp paper towel to keep the tortillas from drying out around the edges.
  4. In the largest skillet you have, heat about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch oil. Once it is hot, lay a tortilla (hamburger side up) in the hot oil.
  5. After the tortilla has softened in the oil, about 5-10 seconds, use tongs to fold it in half. Let it cook in the oil for about 2-3 minutes. Flip over for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Remove tacos from the oil with tongs and let any excess oil run out one end before placing on a cookie sheet covered with paper towels. Keep these in the oven as you cook the batch.
  7. Once finished serve with toppings.

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