divided metal taco tray with beef tacos with toppings

Paso Mom Tacos with Home Fried Taco Shells

Fried tortillas make the perfect vehicle for homemade tacos. You won’t stop at just one.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef tacos, tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 171 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons taco seasoning blend
  • 1 dozen corn tortillas
  • oil for frying
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • chopped tomatoes
  • salsa or taco sauce
  • sour cream


  1. In a large skillet, brown the beef. Once it starts to change color, add the taco seasoning to taste. Drain off the drippings and keep warm.
  2. In a large fry pan filled with oil to 1-inch depth, heat the oil until a bit of tortilla sizzles. Fry the tortillas into taco shapes. Fry on one side for about 20 seconds, flip, and fold, holding with tongs. Fry until crisp. Flip and fry the other side.
  3. Drain the cooked shells on paper toweling.
  4. Once the shells are fried, fill with beef and add other toppings such as lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, salsa, and sour cream.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Paso Mom Tacos with Home Fried Taco Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 404mg12%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.