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Taco Bell Chalupa


Make Taco Bell's delicious chalupas at home with this easy copycat recipe. Serve with your hottest salsa.

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  • 2 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil (for deep frying)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 ⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 ⁄2 cup water
  • oil, for deep-frying
  • sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheddar cheese or monterey jack cheese
  • diced tomato


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins


Step 1

To make Indian Fry Bread Mix dry ingredients together.

Cut in shortening; then add milk.

Shape dough into a long cylinder; cut into 8 equal parts.

Flour hands, then work the pieces into 6" tortillas.

Fry in oil until golden brown.

To Make filling Mix dried onion with water in a small bowl and let stand for five minutes.

Combine ground beef, flour, chili powder, paprika, and salt.

Mix well.

Add onions and water.

Mix again.

In a skillet, cook beef mixture until browned.

Stir often while cooking so no large chunks form; it should be more like a paste.

Remove from heat and keep warm.

Build Chalupas starting with meat, then sour cream, lettuce cheese, and tomatoes in that order.

Top with hot sauce or salsa if desired.

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