taquitos on a plate

Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos are rolled tacos filled with chicken, beef or pork and cheese.  Fried to perfection for a delicious way to use leftovers!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword rolled tacos, taquitos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 taquitos
Calories 134kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 1/2-2 cups meat chicken, beef or pork
  • 1 4 oz. chopped green chiles
  • 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 c cheese grated, extra for garnish


  • 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.



Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1.2mg