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.
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!
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:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
Which looks better 🙂 ?
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