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crispy rolled tacos

Crispy Rolled Tacos

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8+ 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: mexican


  • 1 lb. Meat Mixture (see note!)
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Flour or Corn Tortillas usually one package will do! (I like the fajita-sized tortilla!)
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. On a clean work surface, lay out one tortilla.
  2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of cheese in the center of the tortilla.
  3. Top with 1-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture.
  4. Roll the tortilla up over it, pulling back slightly to keep everything contained well.
  5. If you feel like you need to secure with a toothpick, go for it!
  6. Get all your rolled tacos ready for the fryer before you start frying.
  7. Preheat your vegetable oil (about an inch up your skillet) to 350 degrees.
  8. Gently place the rolled tacos into the oil and fry on all sides until golden brown.
  9. Pro Tip: Once you’ve added 4-5 to your skillet, go back to the first one and start rolling around to keep them moving. Work your way “down the line” over and over.
  10. Remove the crispy rolled tacos from the oil and drain on a paper towel or wire rack.
  11. Serve with shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, or any of your favorite taco toppings!


For your meat mixture, you could use ground beef, chicken, shredded beef, etc. 

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