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Fried Beef Tacos

Growing up, I just assumed that this was the only way anyone ever made tacos. As an adult, I have talked to so many people who were clueless on how to make these so I thought well why not make a post about them. I have such fond memories of my Grammy in her kitchen making these. To this day, I still make them exactly how she did. Pairs great with my spanish rice

Fried Beef Tacos

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  • 1 lb ground beef (I use ground sirloin)
  • 8-10 corn tortillas (Room temperature)
  • Garlic salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil for frying



Fill a frying pan up about halfway with oil and heat to a little over medium. I have an electric stove and it's a 6 for me.


While the oil is heating, take about 1/4 cup of ground beef and pat down on the bottom half of a corn tortilla. So it makes sort of a half moon shape. Sprinkle the meat with a little garlic salt and pepper.


Repeat with the rest of the meat. I usually get about 8 tacos out of a pound of meat.


Once the oil has been heated, using tongs, fold the top half of the corn tortilla over the meat and gently place in the oil. I hold the crease of the taco in the oil for just a second before I place the whole taco in the oil. This helps a little with it breaking. Repeat until your pan is full.


Cook for about 6-9 minutes total (depending on how hot your oil is), flipping the tacos halfway through to cook the other side.


Place upside down on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.

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