Recipe: Soft Tacos


flour tortillas, 2-3 per person
grated cheese, 1/4 cup per tortilla

As many of the following as you like:
cooked, crumbled ground beef or ground beef alternative
refried beans, warmed
lettuce, shredded
carrot, grated
tomato, chopped
onion, minced
avocado, cubed
jalapeño, seeded and sliced, or canned
black olives, sliced
sour cream, regular or lower fat


Assemble all ingredients (except tortillas & cheese) in small bowls or on cutting boards.

There are several possible cooking methods, depending on how you like your tortillas and how many people you’re cooking for.

Pan: Heat cast iron skillet. Oil skillet very lightly if needed. Put tortilla in pan and put cheese on top. Cook 2-3 minutes until cheese melts and tortilla lightly browns.

Microwave: Place damp paper towel on microwave safe plate. Place tortilla on top of paper towel. Put cheese on top. Microwave 1 minute on High. Handle carefully!

Oven: (Good for larger families.) Preheat oven to 350º. Line cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place tortillas flat on cookie sheet and top with cheese. Bake about 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Fill hot cheesy tortillas with your selections & enjoy.