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.
I make this recipe all the time and absolutely love it! I saw that somebody asked about making the shells a good shape--I always roll out the dough, and then put a small round container on it (i.e. a cool whip container), then trace around it with a knife. Works like a charm! Excellent recipe.
I just made this for my family. My bread looked really bad but tasted sooooo good. I followed the direction exactly for the bread; even when it looked as though it was going to be a mess i kept going. My problem was it did not rise the way I thought it was going to or the way it looked in the picture. The shape was...well there was no real shape, certainaly not circular. Can you or anyone else give me any help with the bread.
I am from Texas but live in Ireland and I miss Taco Bell. This is a life saver when I get to craving Taco Bell. This worked out so well and the flavors were so wonderful. My husband liked it and we even made the bread part to go with another dish. AWESOME!!
This was very tasty, but it was much harder to make the fry bread than I anticipated.
So I have honestly never made the Fry Bread yet, however I have made the supreme filling several times now and love it! This is my go-to recipe when I want a more flavorful beef mixture for tacos, burritos--you name it! Love how the ground beef mixture thickens up with the flour and spices too. Overall great! Also a few times I have used just regular onions that I sauteed for a few minutes instead of dried onion flakes--it works great too
This review is for the fry bread, for the filling I just made my standard easy chicken taco filling (includes cumin, garlic, taco seasoning, a little cream cheese, and lime juice). The bread can be made easily in a bowl with a fork, no heavy duty mixing required. I cut the bread into six pieces instead of eight and rolled it out super thin on a silicone mat. It will shrink and puff in the pan. I didn't like how the first piece tasted saturated with oil so I poured the oil out and then lightly brushed the pan with a silicone brush dipped in oil (paper towel would work too). I cooked each side about 90-120 seconds on medium heat, just keep an eye on it. The bread puffed up beautifully and tasted more like a Taco Bell gordita. The end result was amazing! I saved the leftovers in the fridge and the bread tasted just as good reheated in the microwave the next day, it was still soft, fluffy, and pliable.
I had never had a Chalupa before, but boy were these good!! I wish the instructions for the fried bread were a little more in depth as it took a lot of trial and error to get them to go the way we wanted them to! Eventually we got it down to an art and then it was great. We could not stop eating the fried bread!! I think we ate two each with no filling!!! The filling was really delicious too!
Enjoyed the fried breads and the meat filling both. I did double all the seasonings to the meat, though, and added some red chili flakes as well.
EXCELLENT! The shell tasted exactly like taco bell's chalupa. It was just what I was craving. I had to alter the recipe b/c I only had 2 cups of all purpose flour. So I used 3/4 Tablespoon of Vegetable Shortening, 3/4 Tablespoons of Baking Powder, and 3/4 cups of milk with a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I also had to use self rising flour to bring the dough together and flour my surface with. I made sure the dough wasn't wet after kneeding and I cut my pieces while they were still a little wet. I took the advice of the other reviewer and poked holes in my tortillas with a fork. And I also took the advice of the reviewer who said to use a kabob stick. BIG HELP! They came out perfect! I can't wait to use this recipe again!