Beef Taquitos (Oamc)SERVES 48
|onion soup mix (optional)|
|2||cups cheddar cheese, grated|
|onion powder (optional)|
|1 1/2||cups picante sauce or salsa, undrained or 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained|
|1/4||cup onions, finely chopped|
|cheese sauce (optional)|
|sour cream (optional)|
- Cook roast in roasting pan (or slow cooker), pouring onion soup mix, dissolved in 1 cup water, over it.
- Cook at 325F for 34-38 minutes per pound.
- Let cool thoroughly overnight in fridge.
- Finely chop (or shred) roast beef and mix with cheddar cheese, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, picante sauce and onion in a large bowl.
- Portion 1/4 cup mixture onto each corn tortilla in the lower 1/3 of the tortilla.
- Roll up tortilla.
- To soften tortillas, microwave between two damp paper towels for a few seconds.
- To freeze for later, simply put seam side down on cookie sheets and freeze.
- Flash freeze on wax papered covered cookie sheets.
- When firm, transfer to ziplock freezer bags.
- To Re-heat: Thaw, then lightly fry in hot oil until brown and crispy.
- To eat them now, continue with directions for frying below.
- Heat electric skillet to 300°F covering bottom with oil.
- Fry taquitos with open edge down to seal.
- Turn over fry other side.
- Serve hot with condiments.
This is a great recipe! Although I did use a pork roast, since a beef one was the price of an arm, a leg and my first born. I did add about 1 T fresh cilantro to the mixture as well as about 1/2 cup green salsa. I also ran my tortilla through hot oil to soften them up, I didn't have any problems with the tortillas breaking apart. I went ahead and fried them up before I froze them, since I wanted my son to be able to microwave them when he needed a snack. I wasn't sure how well they would microwave, but I was surprized that they did not turn out soggy. I microwaved them on high for 1 minute 30 seconds wrapped in a paper towel. I also warmed another batch up in the oven. Turn out great also, not as crispy as freshly fried, but still pretty crisp. Heated 350 for about 10 minutes. I will never buy the ones from the grocery store again, I have now officially been spoiled. Thanks for the great recipe!!