Flat Bread Tacos

When my kids were little I had my list of “go to” meals.  Things we had over and over again.  I didn’t try new recipes and experiment as much back then as I do now.  I just wanted to get dinner on the table!

One of our standard meals was tacos.  It was quick and it was easy – a pound of hamburger, some pre made crispy taco shells and a few toppings.  For my kids it was basically ketchup and grated cheese!

Today’s recipe is a stepped up version of those tacos.  Still quick and easy to prepare but a little more fun to eat!

Flatbread Taco

I found the idea over at Real Mom Kitchen months ago and  we have made them several times since.  It is one of those “no brainer” type of meals.  Love it!

Instead of taco shells it uses flatbread made quickly and easily out of biscuits from a can. The flatbread is nice and sturdy too so you can load it up with your favorite taco ingredients.

I tweeked the recipe a little by adding some taco seasoning into sour cream for the base of the flatbread taco (she used ranch dressing mix).

Just grab yourself a can of those Grand size muffins in a tube.

Flatbread Taco

Use your hand or a rolling pin to flatten them out.

Flatbread Taco

Use a large frying pan or griddle and “dry” fry the bread.  Do not use any oil or butter.  Cook each side of the flatbread until golden brown, approximately one minute per side.

Flatbread Taco

Then start piling on the toppings.  We started with a base of sour cream and taco seasoning.  I just started adding the packaged taco seasoning into the sour cream until I liked the taste.

Flatbread Taco

The ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning is next.  You could also add some beans here but I’m not a big bean fan. The sour cream base helps hold on the meat!

Flatbread Taco

And then the cheese so it will melt into the warm meat.

Flatbread Taco

Some crisp, crunchy lettuce.

Flatbread Taco

And finally, at our house, black olives.  Now I think it would have made a prettier picture with some chopped tomato on it too but we had no tomatoes so just imagine a pretty, red tomato chopped on top!
Flatbread Taco

One of the great things about this meal is that everyone can personalize it to their taste.  Just set out an assortment of toppings and let everyone put their own combination together.

Flat Bread Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 C sour cream
  • 2 -3 tsps taco seasoning mix
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning (season to taste)
  • 1 recipe of flat bread (see below)
  • Optional toppings: sliced ripe olives, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and shredded cheese
  • Flat bread
  • 1 tube (16.3 ounces) Pillsbury Grand refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together the sour cream and taco seasoning to taste. chill until serving.(at least 30 minutes)
  • In a large frying pan, cook the hamburger over medium heat until no longer pink; drain
  • Add in the taco seasoning and cook according to the directions on the back of the package
  • To serve, spread each flat bread with 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture then top each with meat mixture
  • Add toppings if desired
  • Flat bread
  • With your hand or a rolling pin press out each biscuit into a 6-in. circle
  • You want a nice even thickness
  • In a nonstick skillet frying pan or griddle over medium heat, cook each biscuit for about 60 seconds per side or until golden brown
  • This is a "dry fry"
  • Do not use any type of grease, oil, butter etc
  • You cook them in a completely dry pan

Comments

  1. Cathi says

    The tacos sound greatCan’t wait to try. A favorite filling at my house is to add Oreda Tator Tots to the taco meat and then break them down to small bits. Tastes great and stretches the meat.

  2. Julie says

    This is fabulous! My kids are young and our dinners are generally simple. We have Taco Tuesday each week. I can’t wait to throw this into the mix. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    This looks so yummy. I let out a sigh of relief knowing you also just got dinner on the table when your kids were young. I have 3 kids age 6 and younger. I love trying new recipes but it only happens a few times a month. Thanks for sharing your favorite recipes. My hubby and I have loved every recipe we have tried from your blog.

  4. amber says

    I first learned about these tasty taco’s when I was in college, however we called them Navajo Taco’s. Try googling Navajo Fry Bread and see what recipes you come up with. I found a fry bread recipe that is QUICK to make and very delicious =) Then after dinner we doctor up the leftover fry bread with sweet flavors…lemon juice and powdered sugar; cinnamon and sugar; cream cheese and jam or vanilla icecream and caramel sauce. Who can ask for anything more when you can make dinner and dessert with ONE recipe?

  5. kelly says

    my sister in laws mom has a navajo taco stand at fair’s in the summer. you deep fry the bread dough and it puffs up like a scone but this seems healthier. looks good!!

  6. says

    Taking dinner to some friends tonight. They have five kids, each with different tastes – hoping this will be a hit, as everyone can make their own however they like it! Thanks for the idea!

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