Homemade Mexican Chalupas Recipe
Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
If you like Taco Bell's Chalupas you will love this Homemade Chalupas Recipe that you can make at home! The bread is easy to make and fill with whatever you want!
Ingredients
  • 2 ¼ c. flour
  • 1 tbsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 oz. shortening
  • 1 c. milk
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1 lb. ground beef, cooked
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Taco sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a heavy duty shallow skillet such as a cast iron skillet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening. Use a fork to mix the ingredients together. Pour the milk into the dry ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to mix ingredients in with the milk to form a ball of dough.
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and roll until smooth. Mold the dough into a loaf about 8 inches. Divide the dough in half, then into fourths. See the picture above. Roll each individual section into a ball and roll out the small ball of dough into a round circle about 4-5 inches wide.
  4. Use tong and carefully dip half of the chalupa dough into the hot oil. Once that half of the dough has begun to fry up but not quite brown, flip the chalupa bread with the other half of the dough frying in the oil. This is if you want to try to have the chalupas have the dip on the bottom for your fillings. If it doesn’t matter to you, just fry on both sides for 2 minutes until golden brown and remove from oil onto cooling rack lined with paper towels.
  5. Fill your chalupas with beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and a dollop of sour cream. Top with taco sauce if desired.
Recipe by Brown Sugar Food Blog at https://bsugarmama.com/homemade-mexican-chalupas-recipe/