Beef Taco Tortilla Pockets

All the classic flavor of a beef taco, tucked into a fun-to-eat tortilla pocket? Yes, please! The Old El Paso™ Tortilla Pockets Kit delivers the beginnings of a delicious meal with the familiar taco taste your family loves. Serve up these beauties with an assortment of tasty toppings so everyone can customize theirs to their liking—and then come back for more.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (12.4 oz) Old El Paso™ Tortilla Pockets Kit
  • 1 1/4 cups from 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup from 1 container (14 oz) Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix (from kit); heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, heat tortilla pockets (from kit) as directed on package.
  3. Stuff tortilla pockets with beef filling. Top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, crema and taco sauce (from kit).

Expert Tips

  • Chopped avocado makes a delicious addition to the other toppings on these tortilla pockets.
  • Choose a crunchy lettuce, like romaine, for this Beef Taco Tortilla Pockets recipe.
  • If you prefer a little extra heat, substitute Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese Blend for the Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend in this recipe.


  • 2 Pockets Calories 700 (Calories from Fat 380);  Total Fat 42g (Saturated Fat 23g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 135mg;  Sodium 1350mg;  Potassium 620mg;  Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 6g);  Protein 33g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%;  Vitamin C 4%;  Calcium 40%;  Iron 30%
  • Exchanges: 2 Starch;  1 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Vegetable;  1 High-Fat Meat;  3 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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