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Taquitos Recipe

An easy and delicious meal! These creamy taquitos are a family favorite! 
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 22 mins
Total Time: 47 mins
Servings: 16 taquitos

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion - diced
  • 8 oz cream cheese - softened
  • 3/4 cup pepper jack cheese - shredded
  • 1 cup Colby Jack cheese - shredded (can also use cheddar cheese)
  • 4 oz diced green chiles - (1-4 oz can)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 16 6 inch flour tortillas

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet, or line with parchment or aluminum foil. (makes for easy clean up). 
  • In a sauté pan over medium heat, brown the beef and onion together. Discard any excess fat that may have accumulated while browning the beef. 
  • Transfer the beef and onion mixture to a large bowl. Add the cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, Colby jack cheese, diced green chiles, salt, pepper, and cumin to the bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Add 2-3 T. of meat mixture to each flour tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down on a baking sheet. 
  • Lightly spray the tops of the taquitos with olive oil or avocado oil spray. (Not heavy handed... just a light mist).
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes or until lightly crisp and golden brown on top. *
  • Serve with salsa and a garnish of cilantro if desired. 

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Notes

*You can turn the broiler on for a minute or two towards the end if you wish. This will help really crisp them up! However, pay close attention! They can burn fast! Don't leave them unattended. 

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal (9%), Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 9g (18%), Fat: 14g (22%), Saturated Fat: 7g (35%), Cholesterol: 48mg (16%), Sodium: 180mg (8%), Potassium: 129mg (4%), Vitamin A: 320IU (6%), Vitamin C: 0.9mg (1%), Calcium: 118mg (12%), Iron: 0.8mg (4%)