Taco Wraps

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Beef Taco Wrap Recipe

We love Mexican food in our house and quite often we will eat tacos together. This recipe is a variation on a basic beef taco recipe which uses soft tortillas instead of crispy corn shells.

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How do you decide between crunchy and soft tacos?

Well, that is a difficult one because we actually love both. We just find these ones with tortillas a bit easier to eat with your hands, as the hard corn shells always seem to break, leaving half the filling on the floor!

beef taco wraps
A bit light on the lettuce…


Traditional Mexican Tacos

This recipe is in some ways closer to a traditional Mexican taco, which is 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:

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 fold and roll them properly. Just lay 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).

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 tacos without onions and guacamole.

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.


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Lettuce tacos

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 following 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 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 and we will definitely drop in again there if and when we get back 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 which one you are serving up.

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 ones!

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

How to make homemade taco wraps

Taco Wraps

taco wrap

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 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. Prepare the rest of the ingredients and when the meat is cooked let everyone fill their own tortillas to suit.
  5. Do not to forget to sprinkle the cheddar cheese at the end.


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

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