Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos

Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos are a delicious fusion of traditional Mexican and American flavors, combining the best of both worlds into a mouth-watering handheld delight.

These tacos are an irresistible twist on the classic taco, with each ingredient carefully selected to create a perfect harmony of taste and texture.

This is a great fast meal when you are constantly on the go. In my house, we are always taking the kids to this sport, that sport, a school meeting, a church group or a friend’s house. So I love meals like this!

I can make them ahead and keep them warm. When the kids are ready, they grab and we go. I can not lie to you, I had thought of something like this a long time ago, but for some reason, I figured it would be too much work.


  • 1 packet of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 12 6-inch tortillas

How To Make Loaded Cheesy Pocket Tacos:

  1. Begin by heating a skillet over medium heat. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet and cook until it’s thoroughly browned, making sure to break it apart as it cooks.
  2. Once the beef is cooked, carefully drain the excess grease from the skillet.
  3. Stir in the packet of Taco seasoning mix into the skillet with the beef, following the directions on the package to ensure it’s well combined.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, use a hand mixer or a whisk to beat the cream cheese until it becomes smooth and creamy.
  5. To the cream cheese, add the ½ cup of salsa and mix until the two are well blended.
  6. Take a tortilla and lay it flat in front of you. Spoon a portion of the cream cheese and salsa mixture onto the center of the tortilla.
  7. On top of the cream cheese mixture, add a spoonful of the seasoned ground beef, spreading it out to cover the cream cheese and salsa layer.
  8. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded Cheddar cheese over the beef.
  9. Carefully fold the tortilla over the filling, tucking in the ends as you would when making a burrito, to form a ‘pocket’.
  10. Lightly spray a baking tray with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  11. Place the filled and folded tortillas onto the greased baking tray.
  12. With a pastry brush, gently brush the tops of the tortillas with melted butter, giving them a slight sheen and richness.
  13. Bake the tortillas in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy.

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