Taquitos are the perfect solution to leftover meat. We love it with beef but works great with chicken or pork too.
I did a lot of cooking over the holidays. I also ended up with a lot of leftovers. The day after the kids went back to school I did a refrigerator clean out and inventory. I think we could have fed a small country. There was so much stuff in there Jim and I ate leftover the entire week! Jim doesn’t mind leftovers but I do so I have to put a new spin on them.
We had enjoyed a yummy beef tenderloin one night so I had a good size piece of that left. I decided to turn that nice piece of meat into beef taquitos. Taquitos are quick and easy. And you can make them with any type of leftover meat. You just need some corn tortillas. Or flour tortillas if you would rather make flautas.
Start by shredding the left over mean. Then add some chopped green chilies. I used about half a can to my 1 1/2 cups of meat. I also added in some garlic salt. Stir that all together.
To soften the tortillas, wrap them in a paper towel and microwave them for about 30 seconds.
Then place a couple of tablespoons of meat mixture onto the tortilla and roll. Hold them closed with a toothpick until you are ready to fry them.
Then put some vegetable oil into your frying pan or cast iron skillet. Test the temperature of the oil by sticking a piece of tortilla into it and see if it sizzles or not. If it sizzles it is ready.
Cook the tortillas until they are crisp and lightly golden brown. Turn over to the next side and do the same.
Place and drain onto a paper towel when done.
I served them with some Mexican rice. I like to top the taquitos with sour cream, salsa and some grated cheese.
Then you just pick them up, yes,with your hands and crunch away! Yum!
A great way to turn a boring leftover into a fun and delicious meal. What’s your favorite way to remake a meal?
Beef Taquitos Recipe
Flavorful beef wrapped in a crunchy shell, Beef Taquitos are all the taste of a beef taco, but easier to eat!
- 24 tbsp roast I used about 2 Tbsp of leftover meat per taquito. Cut meat into small
- 1 can chopped green chiles green chilies. I used 1/2 can to about 1 1/2 C meat.
- 1 tsp garlic salt I used 1 tsp to 1 1/2 C meat.
- 12 Corn tortillas
- 1/2 c sour cream
- 1/2 c salsa
- 1/2 c cheese grated
Combine meat, green chilies and garlic salt into a bowl and stir to combine.
Soften tortillas wrapped in a paper towel in the microwave.
Place 2 Tbsp meat mixture onto softened tortilla.
Roll up and secure with a tooth pick.
Heat a pan with vegetable oil (about 1 inch deep) Heat oil until hot and bubbly.
Cook taquitos in oil until lightly golden brown, both sides. Drain on a paper towel.
Garnish with sour cream, salsa and cheese
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