Taco Bell Copycat Recipe
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/2 cup water
flat bread (pita will work)
oil, for deep frying
shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese
Mix dried onion with water in a small bowl and let sit for five minutes. Combine ground beef, flour, chili powder, paprika and salt. Add onions and water then mix. In a skillet, cook beef mixture. Stir often while cooking to prevent large chunks from forming; it should be like a paste.
Remove from heat but keep warm.
In a deep fryer, or a skillet, deep fry the bread for 30 seconds. Let drain on paper towels.
Make Chalupas: Starting with meat, then sour cream, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes in that order. Top with hot sauce or salsa, to taste.