Leftover Roast Beef Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas Recipe

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Fairly easy prep recipe utilizing leftover beef.

The longer you cook the beef, the tougher it will become, so I used rare roast beef and cooked it quickly over a high heat.

Prepare the tortillas and condiments first.

Cook time:
Servings: 4


Cost per serving $2.39 view details


  1. Toss the beef with the taco seasoning, some oil, and lime juice, refrigerate.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the dry tortilla ingredients, stir, add butter and shortening and work it into the dough with a fork (pea size crumbles).
  3. Add the water, stir, form dough into a ball.
  4. Flour a work surface.
  5. Knead the dough a couple of minutes, roll into a ball, put on a plate, cover, let rest an hour.
  6. Divide dough into 8-10 same-size balls. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. (If you don't let dough rest, it will contract when you roll it.)
  7. Heat a large skillet.
  8. Re-flour work surface.
  9. Working from the center of each ball, roll it out, turn and repeat the process. You want the disks to be about 7 1/2 inches in diameter.
  10. Have a warm towel or tortilla holder ready. I use plastic baggies.
  11. Place one disk in the hot skillet. The tortilla will begin to puff up and brown in places.
  12. Turn it over and lightly brown on the other side, 30-45 seconds each side.
  13. Place in a warm towel or container, continue making one tortilla at a time.
  14. Add a little oil to the skillet, and cook the beef quickly. Season with salt and pepper.
  15. Divide the beef between the tortillas and serve with condiments.
  16. Note: I only roll out a few of tortillas at a time, as I live alone, and freeze the rest of the dough balls. Let thaw on the counter, then roll into disks. Cook.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 269g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 595  
Calories from Fat 285 48%
Total Fat 31.91g 40%
Saturated Fat 11.75g 47%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 951mg 40%
Potassium 508mg 15%
Total Carbs 50.0g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 16%
Sugars 2.38g 2%
Protein 27.14g 43%
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