Tacos Mexicano

It’s impossible to think of Mexican and not think tacos! A hot favourite at my house, my tacos with my special refried beans recipe is known to make even adults act like kids!

If you use my refried beans sauce, you won’t need any salsa. Load these crisp maize flour tortillas with the refried bean sauce, cabbage, spring onion and of course, oodles and oodles of cheese!



Prep Time: 8 hrs (Time required to soak beans overnight) + 20 mins
Cooking Time: 1hr        Serves: 30 pcs


For the corn crisp tortilla 
1 1/2teacup maize flour
1 teacup maida (plain flour) + little maida for rolling
4 tsp of oil
1/2 tsp oregano
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For the refried beans
250 gms red kidney beans
500 gms tomato
5 cloves of garlic
2 green chillies (finely chopped)
2 onions ( chopped)
1 chopped capsicum
1 tsp roasted cumin seed powder
2 tsp suger
2 tbsp of butter
11/2tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp Tabasco
1 1/2tbsp Worcester shire sauce
1 tbsp chili sauce
Salt to taste

For the salad
1 teacup shredded cabbage
1 teacup green onion
100 gms cheese for garnish


For the corn crisp tortilla

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the tortilla dough and make a dough by adding warm water  (Knead very well)
  2. Divide the dough into 25 to 30 equal part and rollout each portion thinly with the help of little flour and prick all over with a fork
  3. Deep Fry in oil until crisp
  4. Drain thoroughly on absorbent paper.
  5. Store in airtight container

For the refried beans

  1. Wash the beans and soak it in water overnight
  2. Add 2 cloves of garlic, green chillies, and half of the onions and put to cook in a pressure cooker with little water
  3. Drain out the water and save it for later use
  4. Boil the tomato and churn in the mixer to make a puree
  5. Heat the butter and fry the remaining onions and garlic for a minute
  6. Add  the capsicum and sauté for a minute
  7. Add the tomato puree and boil it
  8. Add the beans and other remaining  ingredient and cook for 2 to 3 minutes
  9. Mash the beans coarsely
  10. If the mixture feel dry add some of the drained water from before

How to Serve

  1. Place the layer of beans on each tortilla
  2. Top it with salad
  3. Garnish it with cheese

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