Shredded Beef Taquitos are tasty appetizers of shredded beef and cheese wrapped in corn tortillas and baked to crispy perfection. They are delicious when dipped in sour cream, guacamole sauce, pico de gallo sauce, or melted nacho cheese.
Table of contents
- Ways to Make Taquitos
- The Metropolitan City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
- How to Make This Shredded Beef Taquitos Recipe
- See Our Recipe for Taco Seasoning Mix
Ways to Make Taquitos
A taquito, tacos dorados, rolled taco, or flauta is a Mexican food dish that typically consists of a small rolled-up tortilla that contains filling, including beef, cheese, or chicken. The filled tortilla is then crisp-fried or deep-fried. The dish is often topped with condiments such as salsa, sour cream, guacamole sauce, and nacho cheese.
How to Store Taquitos
If you make the taquito filling ahead of time, it can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 3 months.
Fully cooked taquitos can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Reheat them in a 300-degree oven for about 15 minutes.
History of the Taquito
The taquito or small taco was referred to in the 1917 Preliminary Glossary of New Mexico Spanish, with the word noted as a “Mexicanism” used in New Mexico. The modern definition of a taquito as a rolled-tortilla dish was given in 1929 in a book of stories of Mexican people in the United States. Taquitos were also referred to in a 1932 issue of the Los Angeles School Journal.
The Metropolitan City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony.
A Brief History of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Petroglyphs carved into basalt in the western part of the city bear testimony to an early Native American presence in the area, now preserved in the Petroglyph National Monument. By the 1500s, there were around 20 Tiwa pueblos along a 60-mile (97 km) stretch of river from present-day Algodones to the Rio Puerco confluence south of Belen.
From the arrival of the Spanish in 1706, Albuquerque was first ruled by the Spanish Empire until182. After the Mexican revolution in 1821it remained in Mexican hands until the Mexican session in 1846 when New Mexico was turned over to the United States.
Tourism in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, 5 museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. Nearby, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center traces the area’s tribal history.
Tex-Mex cuisine (from the words Texan and Mexican) is an American and Texan cuisine that derives from the culinary creations of the Tejano people. It has spread from the border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California in the Southwestern United States to the rest of the world.
Tex-Mex cuisine is characterized by its heavy use of shredded cheese, beans, meat (particularly chicken, beef, and pork), peppers, and spices, in addition to flour tortillas.
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How to Make This Shredded Beef Taquitos Recipe
This Shredded Beef Taquitos Recipe is quick and easy to make. You will need a skillet, baking dish, and a preparation plate to roll your taquitos. Layout your ingredients and follow the directions for delicious taquitos in about 20 minutes.
What You Need to Make Shredded Beef Taquitos
- Baking Dish
For the Taquitos:
How to Cook Shredded Beef Taquitos
Time needed: 17 minutes
Cooking Directions for Shredded Beef Taquitos
- Preheat the Oven
Preheat the oven to 400-degrees.
- Season the Shredded Beef
In a small saucepan mix the shredded beef, 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, and taco seasoning until hot. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Prep the Tortillas
In a skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Place the corn tortillas in the sauce for 10-12 seconds on each side. Drain on paper towels.
- Assemble the Taquitos
Add a little cheese and beef to each tortilla and roll up.
- Bake the Taquitos
Place taquitos seam-side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400-degrees for 6-8 minutes.
- Flip the Taquitos
Turn taquitos and bake for another 6-8 minutes or until taquitos are nice, golden brown, and slightly crispy on all sides.
- Cool and Serve
Serve with sour cream, guacamole sauce, pico de gallo sauce, or melted nacho cheese.
These tasty treats are best when dipped in sour cream, guacamole sauce, pico de gallo sauce, or melted nacho cheese.
Shredded Beef Taquitos
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For the Taquitos:
- Preheat the oven to 400-degrees.
- In a small saucepan mix the shredded beef, 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, and taco seasoning until hot. Remove from heat and set aside.½ lbs beef roast, 2 tbsp El Pato tomato sauce with jalapeño, 1 tbsp taco seasoning
- In a skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Place the corn tortillas in the sauce for 10-12 seconds on each side. Drain on paper towels.10 corn tortillas, 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Add a little cheese and beef to each tortilla and roll-up.1 cup cheddar-jack cheese
- Place taquitos seam-side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400-degrees for 6-8 minutes.
- Turn taquitos and bake for another 6-8 minutes or until taquitos are nice, golden brown, and slightly crispy on all sides.
- Serve with sour cream, guacamole sauce, pico de gallo sauce, or melted nacho cheese.salsa, sour cream, guacamole sauce, nacho cheese
See Our Recipe for Taco Seasoning Mix
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