Doritos Locos Tacos

Doritos Locos Tacos Recipe Video

Watch the video to see how to fry the corn tortillas without any fancy tortilla frying tools. To fill them, use this recipe for crispy beef tacos, or use your favorite. And click over to Jasmin’s site for the Doritos Locos Tacos recipe!

I met Jasmin Fine of 1FineCookie a month or so ago at a dinner hosted by KitchenAid. I knew of her blog — how could I miss the 3-D sugar cookies shaped like standmixers or crème brûlée-filled raspberries — but didn’t realize she’d recently moved to Austin. Over numerous glasses of wine and a really amazing tasting menu from Uchiko, obviously the conversation steered towards Taco Bell. Obviously. Jasmin mentioned that she’d recreated Doritos Locos Tacos, obviously. And obviously, I completely flipped my shit and within seconds had her signing a contract (in blood) that stated her agreement to do a guest appearance on HilahCooking and show me how to make them.


So if you couldn’t tell by the recipes I mentioned above, she is a little bit of a culinary genius. Through trial and error with a head start from a “healthy Doritos” recipe in Bon Appétit magazine, Jasmin figured a very close facsimile of the nacho cheese powder mix that coat Doritos and those loco taco shells.

Doritos Locos Tacos

These are way better than the original

I have not had the … good fortune? massive balls? to try a Doritos Locos taco myself, but I have eaten a whole ridiculous amount of Nacho Doritos chips in my time on Earth and consider myself a fan, actually. I can not deny my love of artificial cheese flavor in all its forms: Doritos, chili con queso, and Kraft mac and cheese. As such a connoisseur of fine cheeses and cheese products, I assure you that these homemade Doritos are just as good as the real thing. And I’d bet that our homemade Locos tacos are even better than the real thing, since we didn’t use dog food to fill them.

Doritos Locos Tacos Recipe

Nothing says “Fiesta” like a homemade Doritos Locos Taco and a brew!


  1. rania khalid on July 11, 2013 at 3:30 am


  2. maria on October 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Try using chilli flakes too, they give it a nice powerful spice kick

    • Hilah on October 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks, Maria!

  3. larry kimball on October 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Two of my favoritest ladies, Hilah and Jasmin! Hola Chicas!! Great recipe, great fun, great tacos. What more is there? And we are having tacos and burritos for supper tonight.

    • Hilah on October 5, 2013 at 10:02 am

      Sounds fun! Thanks, Larry!

  4. Geoff on November 21, 2013 at 2:28 am


    This looks awesome.

    My six year old daughter announced that Christmas dinner this year will consist of a ‘giant tray of tacos we could eat all day’ so this should work well. Question about baking the tortillas (I don’t know why, but deep frying at home scares the hell out of me) – would hanging the tortillas on the rack in the oven so they are in a ‘U’ shape work?

    Thanks – have a great day!

    • Hilah on November 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Geoff!
      That is so adorable and fun! What a cutie.
      Yes, you can totally bake the shells. I did them that way in this crispy beef tacos recipe, so check that out for a written and video demo of how I do it. It’s definitely an easier way to make a bunch of taco shells. You might want to spray the tortillas with oil, then sprinkle one side with the seasoning, then bake them to make sure the powder seasoning sticks.
      Have a great one!

  5. Geoff on November 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    OMG. That is PERFECT. I’m going to try to ditch work early so I can go home and ‘test kitchen’ some crispy-baked taco goodness.


  6. Malcolm on July 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

    The two most bodacious cooking babes on the internet. Man this video got me both hungry and another word that starts with h and ends in y at the same time. So many other bad things I want to say, but I shall at least try to keep some level of gentelmanism here.

    Cool video. I might have to try this if I can find Dehydrated cheese here in Germany.


    • Hilah on July 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Ha! Thanks Malcolm. 🙂 You might have to special order the cheese powder (man, only in America…) but Jasmin put a link to where she ordered hers on her site.

  7. gordon on July 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I died laughing watching this. I’ve never had a doritos locos taco but now I’m inspired to try one.

    • Hilah on July 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Yay!! Mission accomplished!

  8. Cabo on July 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Kraft sells their Mac & Cheese powder in a small shaker bottle. I see it in the grocery store. Just use that powder.

    • Hilah on July 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

      Thanks, Cabo! I’ve never seen that before.

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