Shredded Beef Taquitos
  • Shredded Beef, 1½ pounds, see recipe above
  • 18 - 20 small corn tortilla
  • Peanut Oil for frying, you can also use vegetable oil
  • Queso Fresco, you can also use shredded Jack cheese
  • Sides
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocados or guacamole
  • salsa
  1. Pour oil in to large heavy pan {cast iron works well when frying}.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
  3. If shredded beef was in the refrigerator warm through in the oven or microwave. If it was frozen, defrost and then warm through. Set aside.
  4. Dip one tortilla at a time in the hot oil so that the tortilla becomes bendable. Remove from oil and place on paper towel to absorb oil.
  5. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  6. One at a time, fill the tortilla with 2 tablespoons of the warmed shredded beef. Spread the shredded beef across the middle of the tortilla.
  7. Add a small amount of cheese to the top of the shredded beef.
  8. Fold the bottom half of the tortilla over the shredded beef cheese mixture, tucking the end of the tortilla under the shredded beef and pull the tortilla snug, continue rolling the tortilla in the taquito shape.
  9. Place a toothpick to secure the rolled taquito.
  10. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  11. *If you a making them for a later date, at this point you can freeze them.
  12. Working in small batches, fry the taquitos until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  13. Remove from oil and place on a wire rack.
  14. Serve with your favorite mexican sides.
Recipe by What's Mary Doing at