Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beef (or Chicken) Taquitos

Note:  One recipe makes 60 Taquitos.

8-10 cups cooked, chopped roast beef (or chicken)
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans corn, drained
4 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
3 cups salsa
60 flour tortillas
About 32 ounces oil for frying

Slow cook roast 6-8 hours until it shreds and then chop finely.  If you use a 6-pound rump roast, you should have plenty of meat.  In a large bowl, mix beef, beans, corn, cheese, and salsa.

In a frying pan, heat oil to medium heat.  One at a time, using tongs, dip tortillas into hot oil for 5-10 seconds until it begins to bubble slightly.  (You may have to use a spatula to get it out of the oil so it doesn't tear.)  Set aside on paper towels.  (Do only about 12 at a time; fill, roll, and repeat).  Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup of the mixture. Roll tightly and place seam-side down on a cookie sheet.  Makes about 60.

When the cookie sheet is full, flash freeze.  When firm, place in gallon-size freezer bags.  To reheat, bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until heated through.

If not freezing:  Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 min.

Adapted from Families on the Go.

Elizabeth's Notes:  I like mine a little more full, so I used a rounded quarter cup of filling.  Doing this, each batch made about 48 taquitos.


  1. This recipe was Phenomenal! I can't get enough of them. Just put a roast on the grocery list.

  2. I second that and declare it should be in the running for our one year anniversary best dishes.