Taco Bell Chalupa copycat

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by paulamatt

My husband Call's these Palupa after me!!LOL They are yummy

Top Review by Ms.Ellaneous

This review is for the fried bread only. I have made this about 7 times. The bread was a hit with my family. I rolled the dough very thin and they still swelled too thick when fried. I found if I poked the dough with a fork (like when you tenderize meat), it takes the air bubbles out of the bread and you get a more uniform bread. Also, I found using a kabob stick to stab the bread and flip it like a donut makes less of a mess than spatulas, tongs, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make Indian Fry Bread Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut in shortening; then add milk.
  3. Shape dough into a long cylinder; cut into 8 equal parts.
  4. Flour hands, then work the pieces into 6" tortillas.
  5. Fry in oil until golden brown.
  6. To Make filling Mix dried onion with water in a small bowl and let stand for five minutes.
  7. Combine ground beef, flour, chili powder, paprika, and salt.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add onions and water.
  10. Mix again.
  11. In a skillet, cook beef mixture until browned.
  12. Stir often while cooking so no large chunks form; it should be more like a paste.
  13. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  14. Build Chalupas starting with meat, then sour cream, lettuce cheese, and tomatoes in that order.
  15. Top with hot sauce or salsa if desired.

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