Taquitos are similar to tacos, only more fun to eat. People in Mexico usually deep fry them, but you can bake them also. It is not as hard to do and it is better for you. The tortillas still get nicely browned. Serve your taquitos with sour cream and salsa.
Taquitos with guacamole on top.
Here’s a recipe we found on Food.com courtesy of KelBel:
You Will Need:
- One tablespoon of vegetable oil
- One medium onion, finely chopped
- One garlic clove, minced
- Three-fourths of a pound of lean ground beef
- One-half cup of salsa
- Two teaspoons of chili powder
- One-half teaspoon of salt
- One-quarter teaspoon of pepper
- Ten six-inch flour tortillas
- One-half cup cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, shredded
The first thing to do is heat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and then add the onion and garlic, cooking them for three minutes and stirring often. Add the beef, breaking it up while it cooks and you can no longer see any red. This should take about three minutes.
Then, stir in one-half cup of the salsa, along with the chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook all of these ingredients over a low heat while stirring them occasionally for about 10 minutes.
Put the tortillas on a plate and then place damp – not wet -- paper towels over them. Then, microwave the tortillas until they are warm and flexible. This should take just about 45 seconds. Put about one-quarter cup of the beef mixture on each of the tortillas. Spread it out until it is about one inch from the edge, then sprinkle the shredded cheese over the beef mixture.
If we’ve just created a hankering for beef taquitos in you and you can’t wait to make them yourself, come on over to the Mattito’s location nearest you and enjoy some great taquitos today.
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