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Taco Wraps – the best way to eat Tacos

Taco Wraps – the best way to eat Tacos

Beef Taco Wrap Recipe

This recipe for beef taco wraps is a variation on a basic beef taco recipe. This recipe uses soft tortillas instead of crispy corn taco shells.

This wrap bursts with a harmonious blend of savoury, spiced ground beef, topped with tangy salsa, guacamole, tomatoes, cheddar and a refreshing crunch of shredded lettuce. All embraced by a warm, soft corn tortilla wrap.

We love Mexican food in our house and quite often we will eat tacos together.

taco wraps
Taco Wraps

How do you decide between crunchy and soft tacos?

Well, that is a difficult question because we actually love both.

We just find these soft tacos with tortillas a little bit easier to eat with your hands. The hard corn shells always seem to break, leaving half the taco filling on the floor! This is of course the last thing anyone wants! No one likes to waste good food!

beef taco wraps
A bit light on the lettuce…

Traditional Mexican Tacos

This recipe is closer to traditional Mexican tacos, which are also made with soft corn tortillas.

In the United States and the UK the normal taco tends to have a hard corn shell, like these ones:

hard shell tacos
Hard shell tacos

How to wrap a soft taco

We think the soft tortillas are in some ways easier to fill and hold, if you know how to fold and roll them properly. 

So here is a quick instruction on how to fold a soft taco – start by laying the taco flat and put your chosen filling in a line on the tortilla.

Then fold one end of the tortilla over the filling and wrap the two wings over the filling so that the filling is fully enclosed and cannot escape through the closed end (which is obviously the bottom). A little bit like in the photo below.

The tighter you can wrap the taco, the easier it will be to eat.

beef taco tortilla
Taco wrap with tucked-in bottom

The great fun thing about tacos is that you can let people fill them with their own choice of filling. We do this at home as my daughter has decided she does not like onions, so she prefers her tacos without onions and guacamole.

So we lay out the ingredients and everyone fills and folds their own taco(s).

beef taco wrap recipe
Taco wraps

You may want to experiment by adding onions, cilantro, lettuce or other ingredients to your tacos.

If you want to make your own guacamole, which you should of course, then try this guacamole recipe.

taco tortilla wraps

Lettuce taco wraps

This recipe is fairly basic, and from some of the photos, you can see I left the lettuce out of my tacos (I sometimes prefer them without).

My wife was trying a gluten-free diet at the time of writing this, so she used some lettuce leaves instead of tortillas to hold her ingredients. Another way of making some lettuce wrap tacos

gluten-free lettuce taco
Lettuce wrap tacos
taco wraps appetizer
Or no lettuce at all!

We used to love eating at our favourite Mexican restaurant in Gouda, the Netherlands called Xochimilco. Their tacos and fajitas are just wonderful. We always drop in there when we go back to Gouda to visit.

You can eat this dish as an appetizer or as a main dish. Just make sure you choose the right size of tortilla, depending on whether it is an appetizer or main dish.

I used some smaller tortillas for this photo below, but you definitely get less food in them!

taco wrap

Which looks better 😃 ?

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Larger sized tortilla

I suggest you use the larger-sized tortillas and serve as a main meal, as we normally do!

I hope you enjoy making this simple taco recipe and consuming them! Please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

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taco wrap

Taco Wraps

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

There is nothing quite so satisfying as a taco. This recipe with soft tortillas is easier to eat than using hard-shelled tacos. Easy and quick to make, just complete with your favourite fillings.


  • 300g ground beef
  • 1 bag Taco seasoning mix
  • 6 soft tortillas
  • Guacamole
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • Crème fraîche
  • Hot Dorito salsa
  • Grated cheddar


  • Baby gem lettuce leaves
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro


  1. Fry the beef until browned on all sides. Then add the taco mix sachet and follow the manufacturer's instructions (the packet I used said to add 200ml of water and simmer for about 10 minutes).
  2. Prepare some guacamole and chop the tomatoes into small pieces.
  3. Take the baby gem lettuce leaves, wash and dry them thoroughly and roughly chop.
  4. Heat the tortillas in the microwave according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Prepare the rest of the ingredients and when the meat is cooked let everyone fill their own tortillas to suit.
  6. Do not to forget to sprinkle some cheddar cheese at the end.
  7. Fold them tightly with a bottom to stop the contents from spilling.


Make sure you fold your wrap properly so you don't spill your filling!

Hold it together with a toothpick if you need to.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 459Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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