Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beef and Bean Taquitos

Homemade taquitos may seem like a daunting task, but they are actually quite easy and more flavorful than the frozen ones you get at the grocery store.

For this recipe you will need:
  • Package of 20 Corn Tortillas
  • 1/2 Small Onion
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 can refried beans (black or pinto)
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
***Note: You can omit the ground beef for a Vegetarian friendly dish. 

Begin by making your filling. Brown and drain the ground beef and add back into pan, then add the onions, garlic and seasonings with a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until the onions are translucent and soft. Add the refried beans,  mix until thoroughly combined and take off the heat. Then add your cilantro and cheese and mix to combine.

To fill the taquitos. Heat a small pan with 1/4 cup neutral oil (I used peanut oil) over med - low heat. You will take one tortilla at a time and cook it in the oil for about 10 seconds each side. This will help soften the tortilla and make it easier to roll. Once your tortilla is oily and pliable add 1-2 Tbsp of the meat mixture and roll up the tortilla very carefully so that you do not rip the tortilla or burn yourself.  Make sure to roll as tightly as you can. Place on baking sheet seam side down.

Once all taquitos are rolled, place them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 - 25 minutes. The crispier the better, but don't burn them!!!

Dip them in some queso, salsa, guacamole, sour cream or whatever your heart desires. Enjoy!!!


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