taken right out of my 80 year old grandmas recipe box
taken right out of my 80 year old grandmas recipe box

Fresno Fair Tacos

Posted by Fresyes on Feb 06, 2010

Like most people who’ve had them, my grandmother loves the soft tacos from the Fresno Fair. She enjoys them so much in fact that a little over 10 years ago she decided she would try and duplicate them. That year she spent every ‘fair’ day eating and analyzing till she came up with what she believed was the recipe. I think she nailed it on the first or second official try (of course I didn’t tell her until maybe the 5th or 6th batch). I know the recipes aren’t the same… and I’m glad because my grandmothers recipe is 100x better!  She makes them for family and friends a few times a year.


1 pound ground beef

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper

3-4 green onions, minced

3/4 cup chopped lettuce

1/2 cup mashed potatoes

12 (1 package) corn tortillas


Taco sauce


In a skillet, slowly cook ground beef until lightly browned. Add the minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Drain off excess fat.

Add minced green onions, choped lettuce and mashed potatoes; simmer slowly ofr about 7 minutes.

In hot oil, heat tortillas, one at a time just untill softened; blot dry with paper towles; stack and keep warm. Put about 1 tablespoon (more if desired) of the mix on each tortilla; add your favorite taco sauce.

Roll up.

1 Comment


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cshack_21  |  Mon, 2010-02-08 13:45

Instead of actually going to the fair... I will just make these.