Fresh, Fried & Spicy Soft Tacos

READY IN: 20mins


  • 1
    (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 34
    cup water
  • 6
    fajita-size flour tortillas, 6-inch diameter
  • 3
    cups canola oil, enough to fill a large skillet about 1 inch high
  • 1
    tablespoon red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 12
    cups Mexican blend cheese, four cheese blend
  • 12
    cup lettuce, chopped
  • 12
    cup taco sauce, from a jar


  • In a medium skillet, brown meat on medium-high heat. Drain fat.
  • Stir in Taco Seasoning Mix, red pepper and water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
  • While meat is simmering, add oil to a separate large skillet on low until oil is hot.
  • Using tongs, immerse one tortilla at a time completely in oil. Cook tortilla for approximately one minute, turning it over several times in the oil.
  • Remove tortilla from oil and place on paper towel.
  • Plate each tortilla and add a couple spoons of seasoned meat, cheese and lettuce. Fold tortilla over and serve. Top with taco sauce, sour cream, salsa if desired.