Cornbread Waffle Tacos

Cornbread Waffle Tacos

Tacos piled on top of warm cornbread waffles in place of the traditional tortillas or crunchy tacos. A fun twist on a favorite that never grows old.

You can eat these with a knife and fork or fold them like a taco shell and pick them up. The cornbread waffles are hearty enough to stand up to all the toppings. Crispy with soft insides they have great flavor and texture.

I love the spicy meat with the soft, doughy waffle. It’s something new I never had before but at the same time is familiar.

Cornbread Waffles

My family was like. . .What? Waffle. . .Tacos? Yep. Waffle tacos. They were hesitant at first and maybe even a little confused but turns out they were a big hit.

Using something everyone loves – a waffle – is an easy and surprising way to spice up your taco night! This may be the norm in my house from here on out.

Hmmm. . . now what else can I turn into a waffle?!

Taco Waffles

Cornbread Waffle Tacos

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: makes about 6 waffle tacos

Cornbread Waffle Tacos

Tacos piled on top of warm cornbread waffles in place of the traditional tortillas or crunchy tacos!


1 + 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 + 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
2 - 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or 1 packet
2/3 cup water
shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
sour cream
diced tomatoes and/or avocado
shredded lettuce
salsa and/or guacamole
thinly sliced onion


  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Add the milk, oil, and eggs then stir until combined.
  4. Make the waffles. To keep them warm: place on a baking sheet in the oven set on a very low heat until ready to eat.
  5. Meanwhile in a large skillet heat the oil for the tacos over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes until onion is translucent. Remove to a small bowl.
  6. In the same skillet brown the ground beef over medium heat breaking it apart as it cooks. Remove from heat and drain off the grease.
  7. Place the pan back over medium heat and add the taco seasoning with 2/3 cup water plus the onion mixture. Cook, stirring often 6 - 8 minutes.
  8. Serve over the waffles (we stacked 2 waffles per taco) with your favorite toppings.


Waffles adapted from Paula Deen

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