Beef Taquitos

I saw these on Macheesmo and couldn’t wait to make them!  We love Mexican food and these delightful crispy, tortilla rolls are the perfect combination of crunch, savor and taste and should be served with a salsa verde, sour cream or guacamole.  I think a mojito is calling my name?

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BETTER THAN SUSHI?  My son’s favourite food has been sushi for ever!  and he now claims that these have made it to the top of his list and sushi has been bumped down to second place.  This is a travesty!

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Corn tortillas are simply fried first to make it easy to roll, then filled with meat, cheese and coriander.  I didn’t have any Cotija cheese around so just used a wee bit of mozzerella and cheddar to avoid the ooey gooey mess.  They were a bit dry so next time I will add Cotija to the shopping list.

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Once they are rolled, they are ready for the oven or grill!   I would like to try them on the BBQ since summer days are here!  They can also be refrigerated or frozen at this point, I did drizzle them with some extra oil so they didn’t  dry up and break in the oven.

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Beef Taquitos
 
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These Beef Taquitos will be the star of your party or even turn your family dinner into an unforgettable one! The tasty beef filling has a crispy tortilla wrapped around it and its perfect to dip with some salsa and sour cream.
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Recipe type: Appetizer,Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 20 6 inch corn tortillas
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • Beef Filling
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup coriander
  • 1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
  • (I used mozzerella and cheddar, but will find Cotija for next time)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
  2. Heat a fry pan and add oil, onions, garlic, chilli until they are soft
  3. Add the meat and spices until browned 8-10 minutes
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Add cotija cheese and coriander
  6. Tortillas
  7. These need to be fried on both sides, one at a time.
  8. Use a generous amount of oil, and fry about 10 seconds on each side
  9. Its very important to use enough oil,
  10. otherwise they will be too dry and crack in the oven.
  11. Add filling to each tortilla, roll one at a time and put seam down on a baking pan
  12. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
  13. Serve with tomatillo sauce, sour cream or guacamole

 

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