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Tacos Dorados Recipe

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Tacos Dorados Recipe

 

Tacos Dorados, also known as crispy tacos or flautas, are a delicious Mexican dish typically made with rolled-up tortillas filled with various savory fillings and then fried until crispy. Here’s a basic recipe to make Tacos Dorados:

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Ingredients:

For the filling:

  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken, beef, or pork (you can also use mashed potatoes or beans for a vegetarian option)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

For assembling:

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Toothpicks or small skewers
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Filling:

  1. Heat a bit of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and minced garlic and cook until softened.
  2. Add the shredded meat (or other filling of your choice) to the skillet.
  3. Season with ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cook for a few minutes until the filling is heated through and well combined with the spices.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Assemble the Tacos Dorados:

  1. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave to make them pliable.
  2. Place a spoonful of the filling along one edge of a tortilla.
  3. Roll up the tortilla tightly around the filling, forming a cigar shape.
  4. Secure the seam with a toothpick or small skewer to prevent them from unrolling during frying.
  5. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.

3. Fry the Tacos:

  1. Heat oil in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Carefully place the rolled-up tacos seam side down in the hot oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  3. Fry the tacos until they are golden brown and crispy on all sides, turning occasionally, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Once crispy and golden, transfer the tacos to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. Remove the toothpicks or skewers before serving.

4. Serve:

  1. Serve the crispy Tacos Dorados hot, garnished with your favorite toppings such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese.
  2. Enjoy immediately!

Tacos Dorados are perfect for a festive gathering or a casual weeknight dinner. Feel free to customize the filling and toppings according to your taste preferences!

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Source: isabeleats.com

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Yield: 16 tacos

Tacos Dorados Recipe

Tacos Dorados Recipe

Tacos Dorados, also known as crispy tacos or flautas, are a delicious Mexican dish typically made with rolled-up tortillas filled with various savory fillings and then fried until crispy.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the tacos dorados:

  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for frying
  • ½ small onion chopped (white or yellow)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more salt as needed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 16 corn tortillas

For the toppings:

  • Mexican crema
  • Thinly shredded lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Queso fresco or cotija cheese

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot or Dutch oven with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and boil for 20 minutes or until they are fork-tender. Drain the potatoes, add them back to the pot, and mash them with a potato masher. Set aside.

  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, then add the onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  • Add the ground beef and break it up using the back of a cooking spoon. Stir in the chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and ground cumin. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until it is fully cooked through, and remove the skillet from the heat.

  • Add the mashed potatoes to the cooked ground beef and stir thoroughly until fully combined. Taste and season with more salt as needed.

  • Wrap the corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds or until hot and pliable. Alternatively, you could warm up the corn tortillas on a skillet or comal over medium-high heat.

  • Working in batches of three, fill one-half of each tortilla with about 2-3 tablespoons of the potato and meat mixture. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the filling and continue until the tacos have been assembled.

  • Pour enough oil into the bottom of a deep skillet or saute pan so that the oil reaches halfway up the tacos. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350-375°F, then fry the tacos for about 45-60 seconds per side or until golden brown and crispy.

  • Transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil, and repeat until all the tacos have been fried.

  • Serve tacos with Mexican crema, shredded lettuce, salsa, chopped cilantro, and queso fresco.

Notes

  • Don’t overstuff. While it’s tempting to add a lot of filling, overstuffing can cause the filling to fall out during frying.
  • Make sure the oil is hot. Heat the oil to around 350°F (175°C). If the oil isn’t hot enough, the tacos will absorb too much oil and become greasy. If it’s too hot, they will burn on the outside really quickly. An instant-read thermometer is a great tool for this.
  • Assemble and fry the tacos in batches. If the assembled tacos sit too long before they’re fried, the tortillas may dry out and crack.

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