Shredded Beef Taquitos

Shredded Beef Taquitos are so quick and easy, they make a fast delicious meal on those busy nights.

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.

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.

Shredded Beef Taquitos
Shredded Beef Taquitos

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.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

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.

El Patron
10551 Montgomery Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87111
Telephone: +1 (505) 275-0223

El Patron New Mexican Restaurant
El Patron New Mexican Restaurant

Enjoy traditional New Mexican food prepared fresh daily: hearty Carne Adovada, stuffed sopapillas, spicy chile and so much more! We serve USDA choice steaks, great seafood, and homemade desserts. Gluten-free and vegan dishes are available.

El Patron is one of a kind restaurant that gives you a sense of dining in an old Mexican plaza. Join us for live
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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

Ingredients for Shredded Beef Taquitos Recipe
Ingredients for Shredded Beef Taquitos Recipe

Equipment Needed:

  • Skillet
  • Baking Dish

For the Taquitos:

How to Cook Shredded Beef Taquitos

Time needed: 17 minutes

Cooking Directions for Shredded Beef Taquitos

  1. Preheat the Oven

    Preheat the oven to 400-degrees.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Assemble the Taquitos

    Add a little cheese and beef to each tortilla and roll up.

  5. Bake the Taquitos

    Place taquitos seam-side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400-degrees for 6-8 minutes.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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Shredded Beef Taquitos

Shredded Beef Taquitos

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
These crunchy Shredded Beef Taquitos are made with seasoned shredded beef and a Mexican blend of cheese is wrapped in corn tortillas and baked to perfection. Serve as an afternoon snack or for the next fiesta.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 10 servings
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Taquitos:

Instructions
 

  • 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1taquitoCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 13.1gProtein: 10gFat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 2.7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 0.4gCalcium: 101mgIron: 1mg
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See Our Recipe for Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix
This Taco Seasoning Mix recipe yields one cup of sumptuous mix. To create your perfect tacos, simply use a ¼ cup of this delicious seasoning blend. The tantalizing flavors packed into each batch will elevate your taco game, leaving you and your guests craving more.
Check out this recipe
Taco Seasoning Mix

Photo Credits:

  • By Taste The World Cookbook – Copyright 2022 All rights reserved.
  • By El Patron – By https://www.facebook.com/ElPatronNewMexicanRestaurant
  • By Danae Hurst, Asaavedra32, John Phelan, Luigi Novicrop, montage and hue/contrast changes: KingCam – File:AIBF Mass Ascent, 2007.jpg, Danae Hurst (2007)File:Albuquerque Plaza Tower 1st national.JPG, Asaavedra32 (2007)File:Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Building.JPG, Asaavedra32 (2007)File:San Felipe de Neri Church, Albuquerque NM.jpg, John Phelan (2010)File:6.18.08SandiaMountainsByLuigiNovi23.jpg, Nightscream / Luigi Novi (2008)File:Rio Grande River marshes.JPG, Asaavedra32 (2007), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21042067
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