Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a collection of recipes which were posted daily for a period of ten years from 2008 to 2018. We have over 3,000 delicious recipes that we invite you to try. The recipes can be accessed in our recipe file by category or you can use the search engine.

Recipe Search

Soft Cornmeal Taco Shells


These shells are quick and simple to make. We enjoy them with leftover chili (in this case it was chicken chili and re-fried beans) along with all the regular taco toppings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
Method:
  1. Mix dry ingredients, stir in 1 cup water, then stir in the egg well before adding the rest of the water. Let sit for a few minutes.
  2. Pour batter from a medium size ladle (about 1/4 cup) onto preheated 8-9 inch non-stick pan, holding pan up at an angle and rotating to cover bottom.
  3. Cook on medium heat and flip over to cook other side. Stack on serving plate. Makes 8 - 10 depending on how thin you make them. (water can be added as mixture thickens a bit)
  4. Serve with taco hamburger, sloppy joe sauce or chili, grated cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream and taco sauce.

7 comments:

  1. Great...my teenagers are fond of this type of up-to-date food, so a nice recipe for Mom to try! Where can I find cornmeal in the grocery store? Thanks...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. try the bulk bins or in the same section as the tacos, maybe :-)

      Delete
    2. Often in the ethnic aisle - the Mexican section. The brand I use
      is Maseca.

      Delete
  2. hello - i am wondering if you are using "cornmeal" - the same as you would use to make "johnny cake" (cornbread) ---- or if you are using Maseca - different product, different uses.

    Maseca brand of masa harina is commonly avail in our supermarkets here in BC (Canada) now - it used to be that I had to go over the border to WA State - it is in a white paper bag - similar to buying a small bag of flour. here is a photo ... http://www.mimaseca.com/en/ (of course, in the USA, they have a greater selection of products from the Maseca company. Up here in Canada, I would use the white paper bag product to make tamales etc as well as tortillas etc - down in US, they have a specific tamale flour product.)

    I really like your website and the spirit of your work. Thank you, Margo.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I use Purity brand (in Canada) cornmeal, but I'm sure any cornmeal that you would use in cornbread is fine. It is a finely ground sweet corn, the texture like tiny grains, not as fine or soft as flour.
    I find it in the baking section, with the flour, corn-starch, bran etc. ...where I shop.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Mmmm this is making me hungry for Mexican food again - I must try to make these!

    ReplyDelete