6 tips for the ultimate tacos

So what’s your angle on the best tacos? Superb simplicity? Courageous complexity? Just want something hot and spicy in your face?

There are so many ways to create a beautiful taco, after all.

No matter what your end game, we feel like these tips can help you take your taco expert level to muy bueno in no time flat. FIREDISC® is ideal for taco night because you can prepare lots of food in one cooker. It’s like a fiesta of food.



  1. Itty bitty tortillas

With gargantuan pickup trucks and long golf shots that we want to go over and through God’s green creation, we Americans tend to always go big. But when it comes to tacos, the biggest tortilla is going to dump your delicious fillings after one bite. Opt for the tiny tortillas — we’re talking the 4-inch diameter jobbies — for maximum results.

  1. Fill them fabulously

Any chump with a gas grill can slop store-bought salsa on a taco and call it dinner. Think outside the taco, with crunchy companions such as:

  • Bell peppers
  • Black olives
  • Chicharrones
  • Finely chopped kale
  • Grilled corn
  • Jalapenos
  • Morita pepper
  • Pickled onion
  • Pineapple salsa
  • Radish
  • Scallions
  • Shredded lettuce

Be a champ with the cheese choices too:

  • Asadero
  • Chihuahua
  • Cotija
  • Oaxaca
  • Pepper jack
  • Queso Fresco
  • Queso Panela
  • Shredded Gouda

PRO TIP: A densely packed taco could contain as much as a quarter cup of meat. That translates to a measly eight tacos per pound. But with tasty topping options, you’re likely to reduce that ratio and extend your taco count.

  1. Insulate them

One way to keep tacos from falling to pieces is to use cheese as a sealant. Ingredients can weaken the tortilla liner, so start your taco construction with cheese. A layer on the bottom will melt under the meat and reinforce your fantastic foundation.

  1. Don’t spoil with the wrong oil

If you’re putting oil on fillings, pick one that doesn’t add flavors, such as canola or vegetable. If you’re frying fish or other elements, pick those oils, too. They have a high smoke point, without the allergy implications of peanut oil.

  1. Remember the basics

It might go without saying, but then again, it might now. Open your tortilla and fill it like you mean it. Use your hands — this ain’t no country club. (Hold it with your index and middle fingers and thumb at the center of this beautiful beast.) Lastly, bite from the side. Biting from the top? That’s a terrible look.

  1. Heat the shells too

The greatest toppings in the land won’t be worth a hill of refried beans if your tortillas are cold as your cerveza. Toss hard shells on the FIREDISC®, edge down, like an upside-down V. Fry soft corn tortillas in your FIREDISC®. you can also warm up a stack of flour tortillas on the ‘disc, too.

Don’t wait for Tuesday — get a FIREDISC today

Whoever coined the phrase “Taco Tuesday” wasn’t dreaming big enough. When you have a FIREDISC® portable propane cooker, every day is Taco Day. Peruse the lineup of cookers and bundle and let’s go ahead and change your life today.