Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beef Taquitos

This is a great way to use up leftover taco meat. You can use just a little leftover meat to make a meal! These are much tastier (and probably healthier) than frozen taquitos too. Also, now that I'm thinking about it, these are also probably healthier than quesadillas which is what I usually make with leftover taco meat. The corn tortillas are better for you than flour and there is no cheese (unless you decide to dip them in queso, of course). You could also make these vegetarian by replacing the taco meat with mashed black beans - yum! We served these with homemade salsa, guacamole and queso. Oh, and this "recipe" is my own.

Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups of taco meat
  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  • 1 small can of diced green chiles
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 425°
  2. Open your can of green chiles.
  3. Warm corn tortillas by wrapping them in a damp kitchen towel and microwaving for 30 seconds.
  4. Pour your vegetable oil into a small bowl and brush the bottom of a baking sheet with a little oil (if you don't have a brush, you can spread it out with your hands)
  5. Lay out your first tortilla on the baking sheet and brush with a little oil. In the middle of the tortilla, place about 1 TBSP of taco meat and top with some green chiles.
  6. Roll the taquito up and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  1. Bake 10-12 minutes until the tortillas are crisp and browned.
  2. While they're baking, prep any toppings you like (salsa, guacamole, queso, etc.)

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