Soft Taco Recipe Will Have You Coming Back For More!

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If you are looking for a soft taco recipe, then you have come to the right place. Soft tacos are a nice change of pace from the hard shell version.

So follow along and I will show you how to make your own soft shelled tacos.

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Soft Shell Tacos


  • 1 1/2lbs of cooked mexican beef
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • Shredded or chopped iceburg lettuce
  • 1/2 lb. mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • slices of tomato
  • guacamole, optional
  • sour cream optional
  • corn tortillas
  • vegetable or corn oil

Other Items:

  • tongs
  • paper towels


Heat the oil on medium in a pan large enough to put the tortillas in flat. About an inch or so of oil will do. Enough to cover the tortilla.

When the oil is hot enough, dip 1 or 2 tortillas into the oil with the tongs and hold them there about 3 or 4 seconds.

How do you tell if the oil is hot enough? The best way to tell is to dip a tortilla into the oil and see if it bubbles up.

Once you dip the tortillas in the oil for 4 seconds or so, place them onto a paper towel-covered plate. This will help absorb the excess oil. Place another paper towel on top to absorb that oil as well.

Now you are ready to fill your tacos. You will want to work quickly at this point because the tortilla will tend to cool off quickly.

With a slotted spoon, put a scoop of hot beef onto the tortilla. Add lettuce, tomato and cheese, in that order.

What? Your Taco Won’t Stay Closed?

Once your tacos are filled, fold the tortilla in half. If you noticed that they don’t want to stay folded and want to pop open, I have a couple of ideas for you. This could be the biggest challenge of this soft taco recipe.

Here are a couple of ways to fix that.

One way is to use toothpicks. You just stick toothpicks through the top of the tacos. Just make sure you warn your eaters in case they don’t notice the toothpicks.

The second way is to add sour cream and/ or guacamole. These additions act as a sort of “glue” if you will. The tortillas stick to it and stay closed. End of problem!

This soft taco recipe is perfect served¬†with refried beans and rice. Let’s not forget to add a little salsa too!

Click here for a Soft taco recipe with a twist. Well actually it’s called taco soup. You will appreciate how quick, easy, and healthy this recipe is. You’re going to love it!