Beef, Bean, & Cheese Taquitos

Beef, Bean, & Cheese Taquitos

Alicia Stoltenberg from Everyday Home Cook shares her recipe for Beef, Bean, & Cheese Taquitos. Taquitos are a fun food for appetizers, or even a main dish. They are great for the whole family, and perfect finger food for dipping in a side of salsa or cheese dip. This simple recipe is also freezer friendly. So, whip up a double batch and throw half in the freezer for a quick meal in the future!
  • Total Time 40 Minutes
  • Prep Time 20 Minutes
  • Servings
  • Ingredients 5


  • 1 pound ground beef, browned & drained (seasoned, if desired)
  • 1/2 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, colby, or a blend)
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray


Step 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Warm corn tortillas as directed on package.

Step 2 Spread 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons refried beans down the center third of a tortilla, top with about 1 to 2 tablespoons ground beef, and a sprinkle of cheese. Roll up and place seam side down on one of two large cookie sheets or two 12"x17" jelly roll pans. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Step 3 Spray taquitos lightly with cooking spray. Bake in preheated 400°F oven for about 20 minutes, until lightly browned and crispy. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

After browning and draining the beef, pulse it a couple of times in a food processor to get the meat finely ground.
Make sure the tortillas are properly warmed before assembly, otherwise they will crack when rolling up the taquitos.