FRIED TACOS!!! – How To Make Deep Fried Tacos

Hey dudes!
I’m Hilah and today on Hilah Cooking
I making a fried tacos. These are the kind that you fill
the tortilla before you fry it. You can make them ahead of
time and they’re kind of like Jack in the Box tacos but better. Yeah, I went there. They are better. (upbeat music) There is a very special
trick to making the ground beef filling that
I’ll get to in just a second. So I’ve got about 1/2 a pound of
ground beef here, gonna add my flavorings and I basically
went on to the Jack in the Box website and looked at
their ingredients and then substituted actual food for the
Jack in the Box ingredients. No offense Jack in the Box. I know that your three tacos
for a dollar have gotten many a college kid through a
long drunken night. Especially my friend Emily. And adding a
little pinch of oregano. Not too much. Okay, a little
Worcestershire sauce. A little tomato paste and if you
haven’t tried this little tomato paste in a tube
it’s pretty cool. It’s quite a bit more expensive
the little can but it’s so helpful when you only ever need
like a tablespoon at a time. Gonna add salt. Okay, did I put in everything? Okay I’m gonna grate in
my onion, so obviously you know a chain restaurant would use some onion
powder but I’m gonna use some grated fresh onion. If you could mince it up too. But this gives it that really
nice like it’s extremely smooth texture for the filling. So get this all mixed together. Okay once that’s pretty uniform, we’re gonna add the real secret to making a smooth ground beef
filling and that’s some water and pretty soon right before
your eyes this is gonna turn like super gross
looking but bear with me. Just trust me. Okay, we’re gonna cook our meat. I’m just gonna put it (giggles)
over medium heat in a warm skillet and just plop this
delicious mixture right on in there and you want to just start
moving it around, breaking it up the water like I said is gonna
help us achieve that really like crumbly, fine texture but you still need to make
sure you’re moving it. I did a healthier version of
crispy tacos a few years ago that was like with baked
tortilla shells that you fill afterwards but and that’s always
how we would get them in Texas. It was always like a fried shell
that was filled after was fried or baked whatever but then
out here in LA almost every restaurant serves this kind of
fried taco where it’s like the tortilla is folded over
and filled and then the whole thing is fried. And it’s so different you
wouldn’t think it would be such a difference but it really is
and it’s such a nice you know kinda special thing and then also Jack in the Box
makes ’em like that. Okay so the meat you can
see is like less pink. It’s kinda hard to tell because
the chili powder’s in there but you can think once you actually
cooking you can tell but you can see there’s a lot of liquid
coming out from the water so I’m gonna add a couple tablespoons
of masa and this is masa harina and this is what corn
tortillas are made out of. It’s got a really nice earthy
corny flavor and it thickens it up really well and kinda
gives it a creaminess. If you don’t have masa, you
can use a little bit of flour. You won’t need 2 tablespoons
I would say maybe like start with 2 teaspoons and then see if you need to add
a little bit more. But make sure that you really
cook it if you’re using flour. And see how it
like thickened up. Perfect. Okay it smells great, looks a little bit like diarrhea but don’t look over here. I’m using some corn tortillas. So I’m gonna heat them up on the
comal with I was about to say a little bit of oil but it’s
actually not a little bit. I mean we’re frying these later
yes but you want to make sure that there really nice and
pliable so they don’t break when you fold ’em, so just go ahead
and like lube that shit up. Just gob it on there. I mean, whatever,
these are not healthy tacos. I do believe that tacos can be
healthy but these are not they. Just get both sides
lightly moistened with oil over medium low heat. Don’t burn yourself. I know you want to, don’t do it. You also could use tongs but
I like to live on the edge, man. Once they’re nice
squishy, throw them in there. Now we’re gonna start
folding some tacos. This is a multistep recipe. You’ve seen this
before on TV, right? Just like a couple
tablespoons of filling. Don’t want to overfill ’em. And fold it over,
give it a little press and scooch it over there. These are also, if your
vegetarian, these are also really good with refried beans
on the inside so keep that trick in your back pocket. Not the beans. I mean you could but like
remember to take them out before your wash your pants, right? We’ve all been there. Okay, so now for the other step. I don’t know. Anyway, we need to cover these
with plastic wrap and put them in the fridge up for
like 20 minutes or longer. You can also freeze them and
then you have fried crispy tacos ready to go into the hot oil
whenever you want some crispy tacos and you’re like super
drunk and you shouldn’t be cooking or deep frying things. Am heating up about an
inch of vegetable oil here. Whenever you’re frying stuff you
want to be really careful that you don’t fill up your pan more
than about third of the way full to make sure you leave plenty
of room for bubbling over so you don’t start fire and you also don’t want to wear
long, flowy clothes. Make sure you wear pants, your
dick doesn’t accidentally fall in there, you know,
regular safety tips. So I’ve got my chilled tacos, you can see they’ve
really firmed up. The oil’s about 350. You can kinda hold it
closed for a few seconds. And we’re gonna fry these
for about two minutes, and then give them a flip,
another two minutes. Okay. Once your tacos are nice and
crispy on both sides pick it up, let the oil drain out the ends
like that and then we’re gonna drain it on a little
paper towel over here. Let’s go eat these tacos. Okay, now I’m gonna fill these
delicious fried crispy tacos with some organic
romaine lettuce. It’s so stupid. You can fill yours
with whatever you want. So you just kind of
pull it open a little bit. Don’t worry about if it makes little cracking sound,
it’ll be fine. One half slice of American
cheese if you want to be like American but grated
cheddar is fine too. I really love the Velvetta and
American cheese because I grew up in Texas and queso is the
gravy of Texas besides gravy of course ’cause we also have that
but I know a lot of people have an aversion to it. I don’t care in this case
I’m like eating a fuckin’ fried taco, I’m gonna put
American cheese in it. I made this green salsa
last week, that would be good. I think I’m actually going to go for my homemade top-secret
hot sauce recipe. If you haven’t subscribed
already please do because I’m gonna be putting
this recipe out soon. Gotten a ton of requests for it
and I think it’s time to share it with the world because it’s super good on all things
Mexican and Tex-Mex. Also check out my
crispy tacos video. I’ll put a card up there. You can watch to see how to make
healthier version of this with a baked shell and I’ll also put a
link to this green salsa if you want to try that. Okay, I really just
want to try this. Oh shit. Glorious is the
only word for this. So good, I don’t even care that
I have like salsa and grease all over my face. I really hope you try this. It’d be so awesome for game day
or something ’cause you can make them ahead of time, and then
fry them up as you need them. Recipe is always available at, thanks so much for watching and
I will see you next week. Bye. (groans) Mmm. Sound like Frankenstein. (groans) Hmm.

100 comments on “FRIED TACOS!!! – How To Make Deep Fried Tacos”

  1. Queen Bitch says:

    Worcestershire sauce in taco meat? Yuck

  2. Russel Mack says:

    Reminds me of a monster taco that you find at Jack In The Box

  3. Brad Brown says:

    I consider myself a chef, and a good one too. I love this video. Your adorable.

  4. Timothy Blackburn says:

    Ide like to try ( Her ) taco!

  5. elslayer says:

    Subscribing because of all your cussinโ€™

  6. Randy Lopez says:


  7. Pay Williams says:

    Lol she said lube that sh*t up

  8. Tilah McGraw says:

    Hello Hilah, Iโ€™m Tilah.

  9. John Hambrick says:

    Here In Oklahoma it's spread raw hamburger with salt and pepper in half the shell, fold and dip fold in hot oil them fry meat side up, this finishes the fold. Drain then put in a deep baking dish with cover in layers of paper towels and put in oven at about 200 f for 10-15 minuted. They steam. Fill with lettuce and tomato with green onion. Slather in cheese wiz before you stuff. Then some worcestershire sauce. Sis pours on wishbone italian dressing for another kick, she's weird.. I'm a purist. I've crunched through eight to ten of them in a sitting. Bout twice a year. I miss yellow corn larger enchilada and burrito tortillas. Make big ones less work. Then you eat 3-4 Like a Big Freaking taco size. Then you go to the 50 cent car wash and spray yourself off. Coma sets in.

  10. Tee Bryant says:

    First time seeing your videos and you are too real and freaking Hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚ ooh… And the tacos look good also.

  11. jonathang says:

    Iโ€™m from Texas and moved to Cali two years ago and can not stand getting mexican food. Its so different!

  12. Honey bunny says:

    Dear Hila๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ this made day!! I grew up in Cali and Texas but now I'm in P.A. so the entire idea of making these at home and sharing in Facebook MADE MY DAY!!!

  13. Honey bunny says:

    Everything you say is foodie sexy๐Ÿ˜˜

  14. Matthew Casada says:

    If you are ever in the Kansas City area , Inatub tacos. It's crazy stuff.

  15. Kewl Beans says:

    come back we miss you!

  16. Ironman 2056 says:

    She is like a white essspanic ๐Ÿ˜

  17. Ziggy Marie says:

    This is my first video of yours,….and I'm in LOVE!!!

  18. EDCOP66 says:

    Have the right clothes on when making tacos you might burn your dick!!

  19. Melissa Skates says:

    Wish I had one now

  20. Josef Kainrad Lionheart says:

    I just ran into this channel when searching how to make taco shells. This is absolutely fuckin' brilliant. You're hilarious and I felt like we all learned something and ultimately: we grew as people. It's really a story of redemption. Cheers.

  21. Reptar says:

    Thank you kind lady. You have saved the evening.

  22. Randale Cline says:

    Like that " so my dick dont fall in the oil " lmao im now a follower !!

  23. Mimi says:

    LMAO…You are fun

  24. Doc Holliday says:

    Your cool

  25. Rich 562 says:

    WTF!? Does she not know? She could've spent a buck for two of these at Jack in the crack!
    Delicious and inflation proof tacos!

  26. Rhondavas1977 says:

    Make sure your dick doesn't fall in there LMAO!!

  27. cheetoeinabag says:

    The F N CRUNCH

  28. C Van says:

    Probably my fave Mex video I have seen, and I've seen billions. Great job!!

  29. Cynita staton says:

    Hell yeah drink your ๐Ÿบ honey

  30. Angela Schoenrock says:

    Seriously sooooo glad I found you!! You are freaking great! Pretty sure we are now bff's at this point! LOL

  31. Deborah Bonney says:

    Iโ€™m using vegan ground crumbles. Thank you ๐ŸŒฎ

  32. Deborah Bonney says:

    If I donโ€™t have a thermometer how long should oil heat up?

  33. Prentice Thomas says:

    so so so so so Is they're black boyfriend not successful after centuries.!๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘…

  34. Prentice Thomas says:


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  37. Prentice Thomas says:

    she SO

  38. Diomerys Ramirez says:

    Genious, I have always wanted to know that

  39. Amber Rodelander says:

    I love how she didn't really prethink anything she was gonna say, super relatable. I definitely want to make these.

  40. TRASH channel says:

    fake mexican tacos

  41. aka digz says:

    Where can I get the griddle you softened the shells on? Looks cast iron!!! I need one !!!

  42. NJ says:

    The worst taco I've seen so far. Look at that burned beef!! So gross!!

  43. Jeff k says:

    Mexican fiesta in Dearborn Michigan best deep fried tacos ever ever

  44. Rome Lewandowski says:

    Aaaawww NO

  45. G Campos says:

    No thanx whitty I rather listen to Maria

  46. THETEXAN Outdoors says:

    You can come hang out with us anytime ! Your hilarious! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿค 

  47. Body Count says:

    I seen this gal getting plowed on xvideos

  48. it's me says:

    You either look like Phoebe from F. R. I. E. N. D. S or Carol from F. R. I. E. N. D. S

  49. Kevin Bullard says:

    She likable

  50. Tina Schlobohm says:

    Substituted actual food. Lol.

  51. Darrell Campbell says:

    She turns me on

  52. Sundancer says:

    Cursing makes cooking so much more fun!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ love it!

  53. Kim Charlie Ancheta says:

    I love food but my problem is I don't know how to cook watching from Philippines.

  54. xcvx16 says:

    i hate that my "view" has already counted

  55. hoops0926 says:

    Flour or corn tortillas?

  56. Pea Nut says:

    What were the contents of the jar please ?

  57. Bill B says:

    Wow just like my step mom use to make instead she would use raw hamburger ,and she didn't drink…mmm maybe she did becouse she loved to beat on us kids now i know she was drunk.

  58. c64 Messiah says:

    So funny! Loved the video.

  59. John Higginbotham says:

    I like you….

  60. Rad Thom says:

    use LARD to make it healthy

  61. thadudejrify says:

    Lmao. Your pretty cool for a white girl lol

  62. Lucas Cruz says:

    What is this crispy taco? Nah thats a fried quesadilla. A mini one like they do down in Mexico. In a some parts.

  63. Mark Llamas says:

    So she made… taco filling?… iiiiiiiiintresting

  64. Paulette g says:


  65. Tom Creed says:

    I did some frozen ones and fried them at 350 for a few minutes. The inside was cold and the shell to crispy

  66. American Pride says:

    This lady is awesome, and I hardly ever say that about a woman. She says organic lettuce, โ€œso stupidโ€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Marry me๐Ÿ˜˜

  67. Z Monkey says:

    Love the Chile de Arbol Sauce…

  68. Frank Izaguirre says:

    Use MONTEREY JACK Cheese! What's that american cheese abomination doing on that taco! ๐Ÿ™

  69. Brett H says:

    This is the best video Iโ€™ve ever seen! I love your sense of humor!!

  70. John Macauley says:

    Before Taco Bell these were the only Taco's I knew. My dad made them this way but he used shredded beef instead of ground beef. Better with the shredded beef but still great with the ground. Far better than the shingle filled with beef you get today.

  71. mskraft says:

    You are a hoot!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I canโ€™t wait to give it a try. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  72. big spoon says:

    I don't care what people say – Jack's tacos are great!
    I don't eat red meat anymore
    – but I think I can still have a Jack-in-the-Box taco next time I'm in San Diego.

  73. Juls Amez says:

    Love tacos

  74. Squiggly phrank says:

    Emily you drunkard

  75. Lori Mendenhall says:

    Wow thank you you make them faster than mine.delicius sauce can you give me recipe for chili salsa than you.sincerely lm texaa

  76. Donna O'Neal says:

    Would love the recipe!! where can I find this?? thank you!! Can't wait to try these!!

  77. gloriwest says:

    Love your channel!

  78. Nichole Hatfield says:

    These look awesome! Iโ€™m from California but I live in Missouri now. We donโ€™t have Jack in the Box out here so Iโ€™m making these ASAP!!!

  79. david sawmandave says:

    What are the first ingredients?

  80. Rainy R&R & R&R says:

    I love fried tacos my fav, you look like Lisa Kudrow, lol! My husband loves tacos

  81. eazy Fig says:

    Great video!
    You should get
    Cloned !!

  82. blazeracer1 says:

    Fried tacos are super popular in AZ. Haven't found anywhere in TX that does em right. BTW, after you stuff em but before you chill em, run a tooth pick through the top to hold em together. I use shredded beef and cheddar.

  83. Shiatbiatch says:

    Omg right when you crunched my stomach growled soooo bad ugh!! CRUNCH๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  84. Lori Mendenhall says:

    I learned from.sister m.b

  85. Linda Ray says:

    I keep coming back to this. If anyone is having trouble watching her, stay with it. She's more talented than her behaviour on camera suggests. I don't usually make that kind of comment but, good grief Charlie Brown. These tacos are spot on.

  86. Rashad Lamar says:

    My tacos never stick ๐Ÿค” donโ€™t know what Iโ€™m doing wrong๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  87. Jen. LeNoir says:

    The meat filling looks like Chorizo not diarrhea now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. ์œค๋ถ€๋ถ€์˜ ๋ถ€์—ŒYoun Couple's Kitchen says:

    I remember tacos when i was in,LA thank you for reminding this memory

  89. Chocolat Phoenix Properties says:

    Warm them in the microwave for 5 to 8 seconds. It makes them flexible

  90. Paul Stack says:

    I'm torturing myself watching your videos on an empty stomach.

  91. Sean Kelley says:

    I truly hope that nobody attempts this pan-fried disaster, especially at 350 degrees! Even if the corn tortillas could somehow hold up to the abuse, someone is going to get burned with splattering oil, bad, bad idea!

  92. Redfish Incorporated says:

    WT actual F?

  93. Warm Kitchen says:

    fried Tacos !!!! Yummm..

  94. Renia May says:

    @hilalcooking baby I'm from Saginaw, Michigan and we make a fried taco that will make your head spin! ๐Ÿ”ฅ also it will cut those steps in half with 3x the flavor. @ me and i will teach u thine ways sis! ๐Ÿ’‹

  95. dalex60 says:

    Jack in the crack tacos are made with a mixture of ground beef and refried beans…

  96. lark6spur says:

    Only Mexican culture make the best tacos. Others are just amateurs!!!

  97. 426 SUPER BEE says:

    This Girl is AWESOME

  98. AppealingEnd says:

    Two tacos for a dollar

  99. Frank White says:

    Man this looks sooooooooooo bomb I wish I could taste it lol
    ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ Eat your heart out Jack n the box . Ooooooooooh baby

  100. Christina meighan says:

    Thanks Babe delish . Ummmmmmmm

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