Recipe: Soft tacos


Scoggins, Nicholas

A completed batch of soft tacos cooked by the author.

Nicholas Scoggins, Staff Reporter

Soft tacos are some of my favorite foods that I eat on a weekly basis. Here are some tips and tricks of mine for how to make them.



1 lb. 95% lean ground beef

1 lb. 85% lean ground turkey

Two packages old El Paso taco seasoning mix

1 1/3 cups water

Flour tortillas

Grated sharp cheddar cheese




  1. Place your ground beef and turkey in a large skillet and turn your stove to medium high. Let your meat cook until it’s no longer raw while regularly turning over and cutting pieces of beef with a spoon or spatula.


  1. Once the meat is properly cooked, stir it with water and seasoning mix to add some flavor.  Switch the stove temperature to boiling and then lower it down. Let the meat simmer until most of the juice has evaporated while regularly stirring.


  1. For your tortillas, you technically could place them in a cloth pouch and stick them in the oven to heat them. However, I like to place them in a pan and put them on the stove. This allows them to get crispy, but be careful not to burn them.


  1. Grate as much cheese as you like. Grating your own cheese is going to be better than buying pre-grated cheese, in my opinion.


  1. Enjoy!