Bean Chalupa

How to make Bean Chalupa

Taco Villa’s Bean Chalupa overflow with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, cheddar cheese and fresh cooked beans or avocado on a crunchy corn tortilla. They include pinto beans that are grown high in the rockies so they are perfect and flavourful. The freshly cooked pinto beans are spread on the fresh corn tortilla with tomato slices, garden-fresh lettuce and delicious cheddar cheese. 

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the recipe below that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients for preparing this dish.


Bean Chalupa features fresh pinto beans and cheddar cheese as its main ingredients. However, it takes other ingredients as well. So, let us discuss all the ingredients that you need while preparing this dish at home.

Ingredients for Dough

  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour / Atta
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil

Other Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pinto Beans
  • 2 ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Red / Green Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Sauce
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Chopped Onions
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Chopped Green Pepper / Capsicum
  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Grated Cheese
  • Oil for Deep Frying

Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, first soak 1 cup of pinto Beans overnight.
  2. Then in a pressure cooker add soaked Pinto Beans and 2 cups of Water.  Cook beans for 3 – 4 Whistles on medium flame.
  3. Until your beans are getting cooked, you can start preparing the dough for Chalupa.
  4. In a large bowl, add ½ cup of Whole Wheat flour, ½ cup of All Purpose Flour , 1 tsp of Baking Powder, 1 tsp of Salt and 2 tsp of Oil. Mix all the ingredients well.
  5. Then add ½ cup of Milk slowly as per the requirement to knead soft dough. Then add ½ tsp of oil to grease the dough with Oil. Cover the dough and then allow it to rest for about 30 minutes.
  6. When your beans are properly cooked, strain the water with the help of Sieve and mash the beans with the help of a masher in a mixing bowl.
  7. In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of Chilli Sauce, 1 tablespoon of Tomato Sauce, ½ tsp of Salt and ¼ cup of Water. Mix all the ingredients well, and keep aside.
  8. Then knead the dough again for a few more minutes and then cut the dough into equal parts to get a small portion. 
  9. Now take one portion and start rolling Chalupa by pouring a few drops of Oil. You can roll the dough into a 4 inch round Chalupa.
  10. With the help of a fork, gently make holes on Chalupa so that it does not rise up while frying.
  11. In preheated oil, add Chalupa and fry. You have to give the chalupas a shell like fold while frying. Fry until you get the golden colour.
  12. Repeat the same procedure for the remaining chalupas.
  13. To assemble the chalups, add all the stuffing one by one.
  14. First, add Pinto mixture all over Chalupa nicely then add a few Chopped Capsicums, Onions, Tomatoes, Lettuce followed by 2 tsp of Sour Cream and lastly Grated Cheese. Repeat the same procedure with all Bean Chalupas.
  15. Serve hot and enjoy. 

Nutrition Facts

There are 400 calories in 1 Bean Chalupa from Taco Villa; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Bean Chalupa from Taco villa.

  • Calories: 400
  • Total Fat: 12.00g (15%)
  • Saturated Fat: 0%
  • Trans Fat : 0%
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (5%)
  • Sodium: 979mg (43%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 55.00g (20%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.0g (32%)
  • Sugars: 0%
  • Protein: 17.00g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 0%
  • Potassium: 0%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Fast food style

I had the bean chalupas. After putting cold tomatoes and lettuce on the refried beans, they were cold. The chalupa shell wasn't hot either.

Date of visit: November 2016


Reviewed July 27, 2015

fitst time wasn't bad

I went here because all the locals talk about it. Wasn't bad. Like taco bell but a little better. Liked their dip trio. And the guys behind the counter were very helpful. It was also close to my hotel. Wish they were open later.

Date of visit: July 2015


Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Not was I expected

I'm from the northern state's and expected it to be a hole in the wall taco place. Not true, very clean, various dishes, and great prices to boot. We need something similar here in Indiana. I'd definitely go back if I was in the area again.


Reviewed April 17, 2013

taco villa in lubbock tx

I ate at taco villa on april 11 2013. And it was the worst place I have ever eaten. They took my order and it took 30 minutes to give me my order. And they have given a person with a family of 5 that walked in 10 minutes after me. They ordered before me so I mainly forgot my order. There was a bug flying around my food. The staff that were making my food were fighting, she had told another staff member if she wanted to do her job, and were banging on the containers really loud. And the manger had come to talk to me and said she was really sorry, and she took my number and the dm was supposed to call me and talk to me and that never happened. So I will never eat at another taco villa.

Date of visit: April 2013

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Latest News

Taco Villa donates pallet of Pinto  Beans to West Texas Food bank

Taco Villa, the famous Mexican restaurant chain has been serving foodies with its unmatched quality and taste. They have also started a noble initiative of donating food to the hungry fellows, reported by Taco Villa.  

In this respect they have posted on their website, “We donated an entire pallet of pinto beans to the West Texas Food Bank to help feed Texans in need.

We want to do our part to help hungry Permian Basin and West Texas residents who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.”

Taco Villa has an array of choices if you want to order from them. They are also very much affordable. Moreover, you will get a freshly prepared menu everyday that includes fresh pinto beans and fresh meat.