Tonight, for the first time ever, I made my own homemade version of one of my favorites — beef taquitos. These can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, require only 4 ingredients and are super delicious.
Here’s what you’ll need to make 10 taquitos:
10 corn tortillas (I got the largest ones, which are about the size of an average flour tortilla)
1 pound ground beef
Hot taco seasoning
Brown the ground beef.
Add taco seasoning/water mixture and simmer according to package directions (or longer).
Heat vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet.
Warm the tortillas in the microwave or oven.
Add the tortillas, 1 at a time, to the hot oil to coat them. I let mine sit in the oil about 30 seconds per side and then transferred them to a plate. This will make them more pliable and prevent cracking.
Add ground beef to 1 tortilla and roll up tightly. Secure with toothpicks. Repeat.
Add to skillet, 4 or 5 at a time to prevent overcrowding, and fry about 5 minutes or until crisp, turning once. Drain on paper towels and repeat until you’ve finished. Remove toothpicks.
Serve with queso, sour cream or taco sauce, if desired.
They’ll look like this: