Wrap up your tortillas or tacos in aluminum foil, then place them in a warm oven. When your guests are ready to eat, take them out the oven, but leave them wrapped up in the foil, so that they don't dry out before go-time and that will keep your tacos and tortillas warm.
Another idea for a smaller group is to use a damp dish towel to keep those tortillas warm.
Now let's look at a little more detail on how to warm taco shells for a crowd.
Soft taco shells are very easy to maintain to keep them warm for a party. You can even buy your own tortilla warmers for a very affordable price to easily warm several pieces nice and hot for the party. See below for how to use a tortilla warmer.
Crispy Taco Shells are a quick and fast way to feed a variety of guests or party goers as you can cater for meat lovers, vegetarians and even vegans if you choose the right shell and use vegan homemade taco seasoning. However, keeping them warm and crisp can be more challenging than soft warm tortillas. Most people use pre-packaged taco shells. Some folks do make their own or create their own shells using tortillas.
For both cases, they are best heated just before adding the fillings because cold taco shells filled with warm toppings, beans or crock pot taco meat is not very enjoyable.
Roasting crunchy taco shells over a campfire is a great way to keep them warm.
Let's get back to a warm tortilla.
These are the best ways to keep tortillas warm for a Taco Bar or just for a crowd coming for dinner or a party.
How to Heat Up Tortillas and Keep Them Soft while they are nice and warm let's have a look.
You can use a microwave to keep warm in your corn tortilla. For 10 tortillas - use 40 seconds in the microwave and you will have your guests happy. Do this 5 minutes before it is time to serve. Another way is to simply put your taco shells on a microwaveable plate and place it inside the microwave and heat for 15-20 seconds until your desired warmth and crispiness.
Wrap the tortillas in a damp napkin to keep them warm: Tortillas can easily dry out as they cool down, so covering them in a clean, damp tea towel or napkin will help ensure that they stay moist. You can usually fit five tortillas to a napkin. TIP - Wring out the napkin well to get rid of any excess water before you wrap the tortillas. You want it damp but not wet otherwise you may end up with soggy tortillas.
A crockpot can then be set to warm and it will look after your warm tortilla easily for 2 hours.
Using an oven method takes a little bit longer, but it will let you heat a good number of crunchy taco shells at once. It's ideal if you have a crowd or a large group of friends and family over. First, you will need some foil. Preheat the oven to approximately 350 degrees F. Wrap a stacked set of five-six tortillas in aluminum foil and place the package in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until they are heated through.
You can have a fresh one ready to go, and give it 20 seconds, and then set it aside and move on to the next one.
Using a Comal is a great way to heat up both flour and corn tortillas. First heat the corn tortillas dry, then add a little butter when heating. Adding some butter to your hot skillet will turn nicer than if heated without the butter.
Method- put your tortillas into the skillet and let them warm for about 30 seconds on each side. When you see the tortillas bubble up you know they are ready to enjoy.
First and foremost, you need not worry about having taco meat leftovers during your party since it freezes easily. So, let's get into the process of heating your lean beef for the tacos.
Using a slow cooker for heating your taco meat is the best solution for it because it doesn't burn easily and it doesn't give any scorches to the beef. Also, a slow cooker can keep your meat hot for several hours and would even help absorb all the beef juices from the pot., hence it will bring more flavor to your tacos.
Here are the important tips to follow:
1. Make sure to clean your slow cooker and remove all the food leftover so that the unnecessary flavor will be discarded.
2. Set the power-sourced slow cooker for 25 minutes when heating the taco meat.
3. Keep the meat warm for less than an hour if you have around 8 lbs of meat to warm.
4. Keep your taco meat in a covered container or bowl to prevent the heat from evaporating.
An alternative thing to do in keeping your taco meat warm is by putting it into a pan over medium heat for 15 minutes and do not forget to brush a teaspoon of oil to prevent it from getting dry.
Using a microwave is another option that you can choose when reheating the beef. To effectively do it without getting dry, add a little bit of water just enough to be absorbed within a couple of minutes. Make sure to add a dash of extra seasoning when you add water to retain the beef's flavor.
You may have guests that do not eat rice because of their diet. So, we have prepared some alternative side dishes for you:
You might be planning and wondering what to buy for your taco night with friends. We got you covered for that! Of course, the most important thing is to have perfectly cooked tacos.
Here are the essential that you need:
1. Fresh taco toppings
2. Taco shells (soft or hard)
3. Seasoned lean ground beef
4. Grated cheddar cheese
5. Sour cream
7. Mexican Rice
8. Charro Beans
2. Tortilla warmer dish (a dish with a top) for soft tortillas
3. Small containers or bowls for the toppings
4. Warming dish for rice and beans
So, let us teach you how to set up your own tacos for a crowd. In an orderly way, arrange and lay each ingredient and utensils on your table or in the taco bar. Follow these steps:
1. Plates, bowls, containers, flatware, napkins
2. Soft tortillas, hard tortillas
3. Taco meat (lean ground beef)
4. Mexican rice
5. Charro Beans
6. Grated cheddar cheese
7. Sour cream
8. Chopped cabbage and lettuce
9. Sliced tomatoes
10. Onions, cilantro, bell peppers, and jalapenos
11. Salsa and avocado
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
1. Saute the beef in medium heat until golden brown.
2. Add onion and cook until translucent.
3. Add taco seasoning and follow its directions on the packaging.
4. Let it simmer or transfer it into a crockpot or whatever warmer you have to keep it warm until served
5. Warm or fry your taco shells.