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gluten free crispy tacos

Crispy Gluten Free Tacos

  • Author: Curry Girls KItchen
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


This Gluten Free Crispy Taco recipe is a family favorite! There are so many ways to create other meals from this quick to prepare flavorful taco meat. The taco meat also works great in: quesadillas, Mexican burrito bowl, taco salads, taco pie, topped over nachos and more! AND for all our Vegan friends, you can use this meat alternative  that works great with our recipe! If you’re up for making a versatile, great tasting, easy homemade tortilla recipe from scratch, try our chickpea crepes that work well for tacos, or Jovial’s traditional homemade tortilla recipe! Lots of choices~ even for our dairy free and Paleo friends.



1 1/4 lb. Ground chicken, turkey, beef or Beyond Meat crumbles (we prefer dark chicken meat, so moist and flavorful!)

1/23/4 C. Organic Ketchup

2 tsp. Curry Girl’s Six Seasonings (blend of Mexican Oregano, garlic, cilantro, saffron, and salt)

1/21 tsp. Garlic powder

1/21 tsp. Ground Chili pepper or pepper flakes (optional)

2 TBL Coconut Oil or olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste, but taste first!

1/4 water if needed to thin. (optional)

Ready made organic corn tortilla shells or fresh corn or gluten free flour tortillas Rudi’s, Siete Grain Free Tortillas , Sonoma tortillas, Follow Your Heart.

Cheese: Mexican blend, Daiya DF or Kite Hill soft almond DF cheese

Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes or salsa, guacamole.

Favorite taco side dish is our Zucchini Corn hash.


  1. Heat pan on medium heat. Add oil.
  2. Cook ground chicken or warm meat alternative. Use a fork to crumble the meat as it browns. The coconut oil gives the meat a deliciously sweet taste.
  3. Add the seasonings. Then add the ketchup.
  4. Simmer for 10- 15 min. on low heat. Make sure it stays nice & moist. Add 1/4 C water to thin or more ketchup to taste.
  5. Ready made taco shells: Warm your taco meat in the ready made shells for 3-5 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven.
  6. Lightly warm soft tortillas in a pan, on a griddle or in the oven.
  7. Fill the soft taco with taco meat or vegetables.
  8. To make crispy: heat your pan and add 1 Tbsp. of oil. place the filled taco ( meat and cheese) in the heated skillet.
  9. Let brown for 1 minute, then carefully flip the taco. Let cook another minute.
  10. Add shredded lettuce, onions, salsa and guacamole.
  11. Serve with salad topped sprinkled with toasted pepitas/pumpkin seeds.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30