Shredded Beef Taquitos

Where does Mexican food rank on your favorite food list?

Shredded beef Taquitos

  On my list, it ranks close to the top.  I love it.  Burritos, taquitos, tacos, chili rellenos, and of course, chips and salsa.

There is nothing better than going to Sunday brunch at a Mexican restaurant with a large group of friends.  The festive music of a mariachi band playing loudly, the brightly colored restaurant decor, waitresses walking by with pitchers full of margaritas, are all apart of the mexican restaurant atmosphere.

If you can’t get away for Sunday brunch, I have the perfect recipe that will taste just like your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Shredded Beef Taquitos

I don’t often make Mexican food at home, at least, not the deep fried type, but these taquitos are so quick and easy, they make a fast delicious meal on those busy nights. If you pair them with a margarita, who needs a Mexican restaurant?

And, there are no preservatives, unlike like the taquitos you buy in the frozen food section at your grocery store.

When I was thinking of recipes to make with my shredded beef recipe, I knew these shredded beef taquitos would be a perfect match.  All you need is some of the shredded beef, corn tortillas, a bit of cheese and your favorite garnishes. I like to use sour cream, lettuce, salsa, avocados, for that Mexican restaurant experience at home, and don’t forget the margaritas.

Taquitos Shredded Beef and Cheese

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.

Disfrute {Enjoy}!


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