Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Authentic Mexican Tacos Dorados #Recipe #Dinnerin15

Dempsters Corn Tortillas Mexican Tacos DoradosIf I asked you to name one food that is synonymous with Mexican cuisine, what would it be? Would you say this part of the pig or maybe this part? For me, it would have to be Tacos. Make that Tacos Dorados*.

They’re one of my favourites because they’re prepared fresh, loaded with vegetables and only take about 15 minutes to prepare, cook and serve. Having said that, I’ve never had them in Canada because I couldn’t find corn tortillas. That is until I recently discovered Dempsters Corn Tortillas!

Dempsters Corn Tortillas Mexican Tacos Dorados

No matter where we are in the world, we eat tortillas on a regular basis. Everything from Chicken Bacon Tortilla Pizza, to quick and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes and of course my signature egg burrito. This time, I’ve decided to share my…

Authentic Mexican Tacos Dorados Recipe**

Authentic Mexican Tacos Dorados

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Feeds 4. 1.5 Tortillas per Person

Authentic Mexican Tacos Dorados


  • 6 Dempsters Soft Corn Tortillas
  • 1 400g can of Refried beans (or make your own)
  • 1 220g of canned salsa (or make your own)
  • 2 small cooked beets (grated)
  • 2 medium carrots (grated)
  • 4 medium plum tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups of grated (or finely sliced) cabbage or lettuce (or both!)
  • Crema or Doble crema cheese (Mexican) or Feta cheese (Optional)
  • Canola oil (or other oil)


  1. Briefly warm tortillas in the microwave or leave out on counter (if not already soft).
  2. Place 4 Tbsps (or 1/6 of the can) of refried beans along the centre of each taco and roll. Pin with a toothpick if it doesn't stay closed.
  3. Put about 1/2 inch of canola oil (or your preference) into a large frying pan (or fryer) and turn to high.
  4. When the oil starts to bubble, put all the tacos into the frying pan and turn down to medium.
  5. Turn the tacos 2 - 3 times ensuring it is fried all around. Approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Let drain on paper towel.
  7. Cut in half and serve 3 halves per Person.
  8. Garnish with salsa, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.
  9. Serve immediately.


Note that I'm currently in Mexico so I had to use local tortillas which are about half the size of Dempsters Corn Tortillas. This recipe has been adjusted for you.

Put salsa (and cheese if available) on the taco first to "moisten" it.

Refried beans can be replaced with plain boiled potatoes that have been mashed.


Note that I pan fry my tacos because I don’t have a fryer. Have I mentioned before that I NEED A FRYER. I
went looking for one the other day and found a 3L Hamilton Beach one priced at 829MXN (we use a conversion of 10 to 1 so $83CDN). Some day perhaps…

Dempsters Corn Tortillas Mexican Tacos Dorados

Dempsters Corn Tortillas Mexican Tacos Dorados

Dempsters Corn Tortillas Mexican Tacos Dorados

Dempsters Corn Tortillas Mexican Tacos Dorados

The best part about this recipe and Tacos Dorados in general is that you can easily customize it to suit everyone’s tastes and it doesn’t increase the amount of time it takes to make and prepare. Everything can be cut up beforehand making a healthy and fresh meal in under 10 minutes.

Ever Had Mexican Tacos Dorados?

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*Tacos Dorados can be translated as “Golden Tacos”.

** Each region has their own take on Tacos Dorados. This recipe is common in the state of Chiapas.

Disclosure: Journeys of The Zoo received compensation in exchange for sharing this recipe with you.

28 thoughts on “Authentic Mexican Tacos Dorados #Recipe #Dinnerin15

      1. jopfoh@hotmail.com

        This is why i adore you , you respond and hell yes i eat cheese i read it wrong thought there was beef lol im old and only have one working eye so i get it wrong a lot but im fun at parties hehe missed you and your posts muah welcome back sweety

  1. Jason

    These look awesome Sarah! Did youfind the corn tortillas here in Canada? I can imagine you would end up getting food poisoning in pretty much any foreign country if you’re unsure of their handling procedures as well as what is in certain dishes. How do they not get sick eating raw beef is what I’d like to know?
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  2. Rene

    I have not! But my goodness, fry up stuffed corn tortillas and top with assorted colourful delicousness? You’ve got me. I have to check the local store in my new city for Dempster’s corn tortillas!

  3. Peady @ Tempered with Kindness

    I am *so* making these! Yummy!

    I must go on the hunt for Dempster’s corn tortillas. They make nice tortillas, but I need the corn ones. So glad they’re making them now. Yay!

    We will be having a”Tex-Mex” week soon. Maybe a little authentic “Mex” is called for this year. 😉

    Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I’m glad so many people seem to like these. I’m afraid I’m not into this sort of thing, I’d only eat the lettuce, tomatoes and cheese 🙁 Bit of a stick in the mud aren’t I but it takes all sorts 🙂

  5. Treen Goodwin

    oh yummy looks and sounds delish thanks for sharing … i think i will make this for supper 🙂

  6. Lynda Cook

    Mmmmmm, I love this I go through a lot of wraps, either for breakfast, lunch, or supper, they are good for whatever you want to make, so very versatile!!

  7. Heidi c.

    I love that this has beets as an ingredient. I find it to be an underrated veggie! This recipe is a keeper!

  8. Brenda A

    Sarah, these look great! Love that they are full of veggies (and that the recipe is flexible). I love feta so there might just have to be extra in there!


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