Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos Recipe

These Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos are a delicious and fun twist on traditional tacos. Perfectly crisp on the outside and oozing with cheesy goodness on the inside, they’re loaded with your favorite taco fillings for a mouthwatering meal the whole family will love!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the filling: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain excess fat. Add the taco seasoning mix and follow the package instructions (usually adding water and simmering until thickened).
  2. Assemble the tacos: Lay out the flour tortillas on a clean surface. Evenly distribute the cooked beef mixture onto one half of each tortilla. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese over the beef. Add diced tomatoes, onions, and a few slices of black olives.
  3. Form the pockets: Fold each tortilla in half over the filling to form a semi-circle. Press the edges together gently to seal.
  4. Cook the pockets: Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Carefully place the folded tortillas in the skillet, cooking in batches if necessary. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until the tortillas are golden brown and crispy, and the cheese inside is melted.
  5. Serve: Remove the cheesy pocket tacos from the skillet and let them cool slightly. Garnish with shredded lettuce, chopped cilantro, a dollop of sour cream, and a spoonful of salsa. Enjoy!

These Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun party appetizer!

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