This giant, TikTok-famous taco recipe uses a shell made of cheese

Is this “cheese taco” even better than a regular taco?

This recipe, made famous on TikTok, makes big, crunchy, delicious tacos. And the best part? The shell is made entirely out of cheese.

The low-carb recipe went viral with some help from a TikToker, @mydeliciouzlife. Then, a major food influencer, Eitan Bernath (@eitan), stepped in and made his own, super-sized version.

This hack isn’t as easy as say, driving up to the nearest Taco Bell. So is it really worth the effort? We decided to try the recipe out and find out for ourselves.

To see what happened, watch the video above, or keep reading.

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How to make a ‘cheese taco’

Here’s what you’ll need to pull off this recipe. Of course, all toppings are optional:

  • Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Wooden skewers
  • 2 swing-top bottles, or something similar
  • Ground beef (we used vegan beef crumbles instead)
  • Taco seasoning
  • Peppers (serrano or poblano work best)
  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Limes

To start, heat a small to medium skillet over the stove. Add a few handfuls of the cheese, until a solid layer fills the pan. Heat the cheese past the point of melting, until it starts to bubble and get crispy.

Then, flip your cheese, heating the other side for 30 seconds or so. Next, quickly remove the cheese and hang it over two skewers. Suspend the skewers about an inch apart over a pair of swing-top bottles or something similar, letting the cheese collapse and fold into a taco shell (this will take several minutes, and you may have to mold it a bit with your hands, too).

Meanwhile, cook your protein and add the taco seasoning, sliced peppers and onions. Once that’s ready, add the mix to your taco shell and top with avocado slices, cilantro and fresh-squeezed lime juice.

And that’s it! This recipe isn’t the easiest to pull off, because molding the taco shell can take a few tries. But once it’s ready, it’s more than worth it. This thing is cheesy, crunchy and so big it can hold two tacos’ worth of toppings. We highly recommend trying it.

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