Baked Mini Cheesy Beef Taquitos

Baked Mini Cheesy Beef Taquitos

Roll up on Cinco with crispy mini beef taquitos! Traditionally deep-fried, this baked version of taquitos is super easy and equally tasty. Skip the hassle of deep-frying, and pair these yummy taquitos with a Corona® Seltzerita™ Classic Lime for a simply delicious app that’s enough fun for your Cinco party, but easy enough for a weeknight snack
Prep 20 Minutes
Total 35 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1/4 cup Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana
  • 1 package Old El Paso™ Barbacoa Beef Street Taco Kit
  • 1/2 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Blend (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges, if desired
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Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line sheet pan with cooking parchment paper. In small bowl, mix Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix (from taco kit).
  2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in water and remaining 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning mix (from taco kit); heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 30 to 90 seconds, stirring frequently, until thickened. Remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes; stir in cheese and green onions.
  3. Place about 2 tablespoons beef mixture on bottom third of each tortilla (from taco kit). Roll up tightly; place seam-side down in pan, about 1 inch apart. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until filling is hot (at least 165°F) and taquitos are crispy.
  4. Serve with mild salsa verde sauce (from taco kit) and crema mixture. Top with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • For extra-spicy mini beef taquitos, substitute Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese Blend for the Old El Paso™ Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Blend.
  • For a pretty sour cream topping, spoon crema mixture into resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut one corner, and squeeze a zigzag of the mixture on top of the taquitos before topping with the cilantro.
  • For best results, roll up tortillas as tightly as possible. Press each taquito down on pan slightly. Also, be careful transferring pan to oven to avoid accidentally opening the taquitos.
  • Relax Responsibly. Corona® Seltzerita™. Imported by Crown Imports, Chicago, IL

Nutrition

1 Serving Calories 420 (Calories from Fat 210); Total Fat 24g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0.5g); Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 940mg; Total Carbohydrate 31g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g); Protein 20g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 25%; Iron 20%;
Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 1 High-Fat Meat, 2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 2

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