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Crispitos Recipe

Crispitos Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

Crispitos are a type of Mexican food that is similar to a burrito but with a different shape and texture. It is made by deep-frying tortilla dough within an hour of cooking to create large flat chips that are then prepared with beans, cheese, meat, salsa, and other toppings to make it into a meal. 
Crispitos can be served as an appetizer with toppings like sour cream, cheese, or guacamole, or as a meal with beans, rice, and other toppings of your choice. 
Crispitos are simple, delicious dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone. 
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 478kcal


  • baking sheet
  • mixing bowl


  • 1/2 cup of water ensuring moisture and helping to blend the flavors together.
  • 8 flour tortillas offering a soft and flexible wrap to hold the flavorful filling.
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream adding a cool and creamy element, balancing the spices and heat.
  • 3/4 cup of shredded cheese melting into a gooey and indulgent layer, adding richness and creaminess.
  • 2 tablespoons of salsa providing a tangy and zesty flavor burst.
  • 1 sliced avocado offering a creamy and buttery texture, complementing the other flavors.
  • 3/4 ounces of ground beef or ground chicken providing a protein-rich and savory base for the dish.
  • 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil for frying the tortillas to a golden and crispy perfection.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cumin adding an aromatic and warm note to the dish.
  • 3/4 teaspoon of chili powder infusing a mild heat and a hint of spiciness to the dish.
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika adding a vibrant red color and a smoky, earthy flavor to the recipe.


  • To craft the perfect flavor, grind and season your beef or chicken in a food processor. Aim for thin consistency – but be careful not to over-process or it will liquefy!
    Maximize the flavor of your beef or chicken by marinating it before cooking. To avoid any food safety issues, be sure to store the meat in a zip-lock bag while it soaks up all those delicious flavors!
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 ½ tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil starts to sizzle, add your seasoned beef or chicken to the pan and stir constantly so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan or is charred. 
    Once all of the meat is cooked through, remove it from the stovetop and let it cool before continuing with meal preparation.
  • Preheat the oil at a modium to low setting, then stuff the Crispitos with your recently cooked meat. 
    Carefully roll each Crispito into an oblong shape before sealing in their edges firmly for best results. Ensure that they are firmly shaped and the contents are held together snugly and ready for cooking!
  • Fry your Crispitos to perfection! Gently cook them in hot oil until they become golden and crispy. No need for prolonged cooking since the contents of the rolls are already cooked. 
    Place them on a plate lined with paper towels once done to absorb any remaining oil.
  • Add a unique twist to your Crispitos by preparing an irresistible topping of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and sliced avocados. 
    Serve it alongside the rolls for an out-of-the-box experience that tantalizes all five senses!
    Enjoy this professional chef’s dish with a twist of your own! Spice it up with some onions or jalapenos, adjust the seasoning to suit your taste buds, and savor the flavor.


• Keep in mind that the Crispitos will expand when fried, so you should make sure they are not overstuffed with contents.
• Make sure to fry the Crispitos on medium heat so they don’t burn or become too crispy.
• Enjoy your Crispitos warm for maximum flavor! 
• Don’t forget to pair your Crispitos with a delicious side dish like refried beans, Mexican rice, or guacamole. 
• Invite friends and family over for a night of fun with this easy-to-make dish! 
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