One meal that I can always get my picky eater kids to eat is tacos. However, I can only handle so many breakdowns about broken taco shells from my kids. One of my favorite meals are our Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos, so I thought that I could just apply that same technique to our taco night . . . and it was a smashing success! We didn’t have tears over any broken taco shells and everyone cleared their plate. That is definitely a mom win!
Cover a large baking sheet (I use a cookie sheet) with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a large skillet, heat oil and add onion and garlic ? saute for about 5 minutes until soft. Add beef and taco seasoning, cooking until meat is browned. Add beans and salsa. Mix well and let cook for a couple of minutes so that the flavors can meld and the mixture can thicken.
Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the taco meat mixture into a tortilla, topped with a pinch of shredded cheese and roll it up. Place taquito seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat about 20 times (I had to use two baking sheets because all of my taquitos would not fit on one). Once finished, spray the tops of the taquitos with non-stick cooking spray (or you could lightly brush some olive oil on them) and sprinkle with salt (I like to use sea salt).
Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes (or until edges and tops are golden). Let cool for a couple of minutes. Serve with salsa or your favorite taco toppings.