Taco-bout an Easy Taco Day Recipe

Once you realize how easy it is to make yourself this crunchy and delicious fast-food fave, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with the drive-thru in the first place! This recipe simplifies the ingredients you’ll need and even explains how to fold a tortilla like a pro.

This recipe is perfect for bringing to your office’s Taco Day celebration or for eating by yourself, if your office isn’t cool like that.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 6 extra-large flour tortillas
  • 6 tostada shells
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • 1 (15 oz) jar of queso
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble the ground beef over medium heat until it’s no longer pink. Drain the grease.
  2. Mix taco seasoning into the ground beef and let simmer.
  3. Warm queso in the microwave, in a microwave-safe bowl, for 30 seconds and set aside.
  4. Put one flour tortilla on a plate and spread 2–3 tbsp of queso in the middle of the tortilla, followed by ½ cup ground beef. Then place a tostada shell on top of the ground beef and top it all off with sour cream, lettuce, tomato and shredded cheese.
  5. Begin folding your extra-large flour tortilla up over the tostada and all of the fillings — this will create folds as you go around. Repeat until the tortilla has fully encased the tostada and all of the fillings.
  6. Wipe down the skillet you used to cook the ground beef, spray it with cooking spray and place the tortilla-wrapped goodness, folds-side down, onto the skillet. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  7. Repeat steps 4–6 for the remaining 5 tortillas.
  8. Enjoy!

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