I have been wanting to try Tacos for a while now as I always thought it was something very different, I mean it just sounds great… Taco. But to be honest it’s not so far off from a wrap, yes you have a different texture with a crispy corn shell, but you also have the option of a soft flour shell, which is basically a tortilla you would use in a chicken wrap. So I’ve created a simple Taco recipe using a soft flour tortilla, which is much more affordable, using ingredients you probably already have at home.
I started by making my own flour tortillas. I made a double batch of these as they freeze well and it’s so much easier to take one or two out when and as needed.
Flour Tortillas: makes approx 16
- 4 cups of flour (any flour can be used)
- 1 Teaspoon of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 6 Tablespoons of olive oil (coconut oil can also be used
Mix the dry ingredients, then stir in the wet ingredients. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 1 minute, adding more flour or water to get a smooth dough. Let rest for about 20 minutes, then cut into 16 equal portions. Roll each portion out on a floured surface, to the thickness you desire. Cook the tortillas in a non-stick or greased pan (spraying cook works well) for 1 minute on each side.
I love making this big batch at once as I freeze what is not needed. When the tortillas are cooled down, layer them with cling wrap, separating each one, put in a freezer-friendly container or reusable bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Then for the filling of the Tacos, I followed ingredients you would usually find in a Taco, but the filling ideas are endless and completely up to you and your tastes.
- I made beef strips sauteed with some onions and spices.
- Tomato and cucumber salsa. I added some vinegar, olive oil and salt and let sit in the fridge for an hour before serving. you could add other spices in here and some heat (I don’t like spicy food so I left that out)
- Corn. I used a tin of corn.
- Coleslaw. I bought already chopped coleslaw, you could, however, make your own at home by grating carrots and cabbage.
I then just layered the fillings onto the tortillas and voila I had homemade soft flour tortilla Tacos at home. And a bonus is I also have tortillas ready for whenever I want one…mmm chicken wrap for lunch tomorrow maybe?