Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

I learned this simple recipe from my mother and so far everyone loves them. I have not had them anywhere else.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb lean ground meat
  • 1 -2 potato
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 34 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning


  1. I peel 1 large or 2 medium small potatoes and cook them in water until soft. Then I cook 1/2 pound ground meat. When meat is almost done I sprinkle salt and pepper. When meat is done, I transfer meat to a medium size bowl and mix potatoes with meat. (Mix to an almost mushy consistency). Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large frying pan warm cooking oil. In the mean time on another burner warm the corn tortillas, (so that when you stuff the tortillas they won't break)then cuff the tortilla in one hand, with a spoon add meat mixture to tortilla.
  3. Gently put the taco in the oil and fry tortilla turning only once when one side is crisp.
  4. When serving you may add picante sauce, guacamole, cheese or whatever else you please. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I learned this recipe from a family friend about 25 years ago - these are the only tacos we ever make at home. So very simple, and so delicious!

Pinay0618 June 15, 2009

Simply the best! Finally, El Paso Tx has the answer to satisfy the taco hunger. I have made your tacos over and over and my friends believe them to be the best! Congratualtions Chef Dora!!

gbarraza December 24, 2008

Chef Dora! My favorite restaurant El Patio closed when everyone retired! They decided not to share the secret of their tacos but this is it! I also figured out they added finely minced or ground green chilis! THANK YOU so much. After 45 years eating there, I have really had withdrawal pains. No more!

windywood December 21, 2005

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