Beef Taquitos

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For the Taquitos


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil of choice
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 chili in adobo, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sazon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 (6 inch) corn tortillas

For Serving


  • Crema
  • Queso Cotija
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Thinly sliced radishes
  • Fresh limes
  • Red salsa


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400F.

  • Step 2

    Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chopped yellow onion and grated garlic, season with salt and cook until tender and fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add ground beef and spices to the skillet and mix to combine, cook until mostly cooked through, about 5-6 minutes stirring occasionally. Add chiles in adobo, tomato paste then cook until the tomato paste has caramelized and deepened in color. Deglaze with a bit of water or stock if you notice any fond, then season to taste and remove from the heat.

  • Step 4

    Warm the tortillas in a microwave with a damp paper towel or on a clean skillet. Add the cooked ground beef mixture to the center of a warm tortilla, then add a layer of shredded cheese. Carefully fold over the sides of the tortilla, make sure to overlap the sides to create a seam. Place the taquito on a parchment lined baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat this process with the remaining mixture.

  • Step 5

    Spray the taquitos with your choice of cooking spray and bake for 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Remove taquitos from the oven and let them cool slightly before placing them on a bed of romaine lettuce.

  • Step 7

    Top with crema, tomatoes, cilantro, queso cotija, black beans, and dip into your favorite salsa.