Copycat Taco Bell Chalupa

Ingredients
Taco Bell Chalupa bread Indian fry bread
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
1 cup milk
oil ( for deep frying)
Taco Bell Chalupa Supreme filling
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1/2 cup water
oil, for deep-frying
sour cream
shredded Lettuce
shredded cheddar cheese or monterey jack cheese
diced tomato
Directions

  1. To make Indian Fry Bread Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut in shortening; then add milk.
  3. Shape dough into a long cylinder; cut into 8 equal parts.
  4. Flour hands, then work the pieces into 6″ tortillas.
  5. Fry in oil until golden brown.
  6. To Make filling Mix dried onion with water in a small bowl and let stand for five minutes.
  7. Combine ground beef, flour, chili powder, paprika, and salt.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add onions and water.
  10. Mix again.
  11. In a skillet, cook beef mixture until browned.
  12. Stir often while cooking so no large chunks form; it should be more like a paste.
  13. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  14. Build Chalupas starting with meat, then sour cream, lettuce cheese, and tomatoes in that order.
  15. Top with hot sauce or salsa if desired.

Tip: If bread puffs too much trying poking holes in the dough before frying or pop the bigger ones as you fry

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