Chalupas : Homemade and delicious

Chalupas : Homemade and delicious

I was so excited to try my hand at some more fast food things after my breakfast sandwiches were so well received. After last week’s poll, it looks like people were most excited about the possibility of making a chalupa at home.

Let me start by saying that I’ve never actually had a Taco Bell Chalupa, although I did go through a Taco Bell phase in high school… That means I based my chalupa version off of what I could see in their photos which was some sort of chewy shell, seasoned ground beef, and various toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 Teaspoons cumin seeds (I left mine whole but you could toast them and grind them if you wanted)
  • 1 Teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne
  • Pinch of salt
  • Makes 6 shells, I recommend doubling it so you have some room for error.
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup milk
  • Oil for frying
  • Grated cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sour cream
Read the whole recipe on Macheesmo