Ground Beef Chalupas


These ground beef chalupas are known from taco bell, a well-known chain. You can also fill these delicious light and crispy tacos with chicken or more vegetables.

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Ground beef chalupas
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-01-05, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 50 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 08-05-2022

50 minutes 6 people Main course
Ground beef chalupas


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  • 375 grams of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons of dairy butter
  • 250 ml of full-fat milk
  • sunflower or other neutral oil

Stuffing ingredients

  • 400 grams of ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ iceberg lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes
  • large handful of cheddar cheese
  • optional: crème fraîche or garlic sauce
Ground beef chalupas ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • optional: cheese grater
  • stand mixer or knead the dough by hand
  • small saucepan or microwave
  • rolling pin
  • large skillet
  • meat tongs
  • plate lined with paper towels
  • clean kitchen towel
  • medium-sized skillet
  • wooden spoon

Ground Beef Chalupas

50 minutes 6 people Main course

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Preparation - 30 minutes

Finely chop the iceberg lettuce and cut the tomatoes into small cubes. Grate the cheddar cheese and set the toppings aside.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Melt the butter in a small saucepan or microwave. Meanwhile, gradually add the milk to the flour mixture while kneading. You can knead this dough by hand or use an electric mixer.

Then add the melted butter and knead the dough well. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and roll out each part into a circle, just like a tortilla. Then place them directly under a clean kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out.

Ground beef chalupas
Ground beef chalupas

Finishing the ground beef chapulas - 20 minutes

Heat a good layer of sunflower or other neutral oil in a large pan. Carefully place the rolled-out dough in the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Fold the chalupa in half as soon as it is almost ready.

Then move it to a plate lined with paper towels to remove any excess oil. Repeat for the remaining dough and place the fried chalupas under a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm.

Heat a dash of oil in a skillet and cook the ground beef in a few minutes. Season with all the spices.

Divide the ground beef into the chalupas and finish with iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar and garlic sauce or crème fraîche if you like. Serve immediately, enjoy!

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