Southwest Chalupa

We love Tex Mex and sometimes I want a really quick dish with great flavor. This is one of my best "go-to" dishes, its one of those fun dishes that you can make for 1 or 50 people.  I developed this recipe years ago and used some left overs at the time, through the years, it has become one of our favorites.

Southwest  Chalupa 

Southwest  Chalupa
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 to 6 Corn or Flour Tortilla's
1 pound ground lean beef, chicken or turkey (optional)
1 cup roasted corn or plain corn, cut from the cob
1 cup black bean, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped
1 cup Green Chilis, chopped 
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon Chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
2 cups Longhorn or Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
Lettuce and Tomato Toss
Mexican Salsa
Brown the beef, chicken or turkey in a large skillet, drain and set aside.  
Add the bell peppers, and onion to the skillet, saute until the onions are clear
Add the corn, black beans, green chili's and garlic.
Add salt, pepper, chipotle chile powder, and cumin powder to the vegetable mix, simmer for 10 minutes
Add the beef, chicken or turkey to the vegetable mix and simmer another 10 minutes.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil and place your tortillas on the sheet
Spoon the filling on to the tortilla
Cover with cheese
Bake at 425 6 to 8 minutes until cheese is melted and tortilla is slightly browned
Remove from oven and place Chalupa on serving plate
Garnish with Lettuce and Tomato Toss and the Mexican Salsa of your choice
Extra Tip
1 can of Corn, drained can be substituted for the Roasted or Fresh Corn
1 can of Black Beans, drained can be substituted for dried cooked Black Beans
We have served this many times as a veggie dish without the meat and it is delicious
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This Mix Smells So Good

Spoon The Mix Onto The Tortilla

Cover With Cheese

Move To A Serving Plate After Baking

Garnish With Lettuce Tomato and Salsa


I really hope that you and your family will enjoy this dish as much as we do. I am so happy that you stopped by to visit with me today and sure hope you will come back again real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. This is a perfect meal all by itself. Love all those flavor combinations.

    We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? I'd love it if you could bring this over.

    Have a wonder week,

  2. Your recipes sound wonderful, I love Mexican food! =)

  3. That is really yummy Chalupa.

  4. These chalupas look fabulous, Miz Helen! We would love them!

  5. Miz Helen, your chalupas look delicious! I'll try your recipe this week! Thanks for your kind words about Zap. xx00

  6. I like how the tortilla puffed up to create a shallow bowl -- this looks like a perfect weeknight meal, we love Tex-Mex too! Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  7. Mmmm, this looks delicious! We love Tex Mex food. Thanks for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday!

  8. Miz Helen, this looks so good! What a fun supper.

  9. This looks delicious! I typically order chalupas at the drive through, but next time I'm going to make them at home :)

  10. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #12!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.


  11. These look so quick and easy! I will definitely be adding these to our weekly recipe list! Thanks for posting.

  12. Makes me hungry reading and looking at the pics! I'm sure we would love this at my house! I pinned it to my Food that makes U go Yum board! Thanks for sharing at The Shady Porch Rock N Share! Blessings, D

  13. really great variety. looks very practical to make. thanks!

  14. So colorful and festive and the ingredients definitely sound like a crowd pleaser. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  15. Miz Helen, this looks SO delicious! I am featuring this recipe this week! Congratulations! :-) :-) Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button for your blog. The post should go live around 11pm Eastern tonight (Monday). Many blessings, Lisa


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