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Taco Bar with Crispy Cheese Shells

SERVES: 6 tacos PREP: 15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
Taco Bar with Crispy Cheese Shells

Taco Bar with Crispy Cheese Shells

SERVES: 6 tacos PREP: 15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

Cheese on tacos is great, but you know what's better? Taco shells MADE of crispy cheese!

Your Taco Tuesday is about to get a serious upgrade with crispy cheese shells. Yes, taco shells made of cheddar cheese. They're super easy to make—just melt cheese into a circle on a nonstick skillet and then drape over the handle of a wooden utensil. Gravity does the work to mold into a hard taco shell shape, and it's ready to eat solo (for a keto-friendly and gluten-free crispy shell) or tucked into a warm flour tortilla. Pack it with your favorite taco filling—ground beef with taco seasoning is our go-to here—all the classic fixings, and lots of Cheesy Guacamole. Follow our step-by-step guide if you're more of a visual learner.

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  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for serving

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 taco seasoning packet

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, plus cilantro leaves for serving

  • 6 (4-inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

  • 2 tablespoons pickled sliced jalapeño peppers

  • + Cheesy Guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, for serving

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