Homemade Taquitos
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Homemade Taquitos

Makeover your junk food with these homemade taquitos.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword taquito recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 310kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken leftover roast chicken works great OR 2 cups ground/shredded beef
  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 10 flour or corn tortilla shells
  • melted butter optional

Instructions

  • Mix the first nine ingredients in large bowl until well combined. At this point, you can taste and add more seasonings or lime juice if you like.
  • Place a small amount of mix into each shell and roll tightly. Place seam down on a baking sheet (use a toothpick in each one if they keep unrolling) and brush with melted butter.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes, until just starting to brown.

Notes

Variations
*You can also fry these in a bit of butter on the stove-top for more crunch. This tends to make them even more "man friendly".
*These also make great beef taquitos though I left out the lime juice.
*A dipping sauce goes wonderfully with these and either the avocado aioli or the spicy dressing pairs perfectly.
The picture above actually shows a quickly made up dip when I had nothing else on hand; 1/3 cup tomato sauce, 1 oz cream cheese, 1/2 clove garlic, 2 tsp chopped onion, 1/4 tsp cumin, and 1/2 tsp chili powder.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 241mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1.4mg