Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

Taquitos are one of the few foods my toddler seems to love.  I always feel a little guilty making a good meal for my husband and I then handing our little boy a plate of pre-made taquitos.  These taquitos were a meal the whole family loved, even the picky toddler!  They were still nice and crispy even though they were baked!

Serves: 10

Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

20 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

32 minTotal Time

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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for brushing on the taquitos
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup salsa, plus more for dipping
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • Sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 400º.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook them for 3 minutes, stirring often.  Add the beef and use a wooden spoon or a spatula to break it up while it cooks, until it is no longer red, about 3 minutes.  Stir in 1/2 cup of the salsa, the chili powder, and the salt and pepper.  Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the tortillas on a plate and cover them with damp paper towels.  Microwave them until warm and pliable, about 45 seconds.  Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup of the beef mixture, spreading it to an inch from the edges.  Sprinkle cheese evenly over the beef.
  5. Roll up the tortillas and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet with the seam sides down. Brush the taquitos lightly with vegetable oil, then bake them until the filling is heated through and the tortillas are lightly browned, about 8 to 12 minutes.  Serve them hot with sour cream and/or salsa.
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8 Responses to “Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe”

  1. My husband and I made these last night and really enjoyed them. All I had to get at the store were tortillas (I used a corn/whole wheat blend from Mission) and we added a Cayenne pepper in the meat to spice it up (that was my husband actually... it was a tad hot for me). They were easy and different and actually pretty healthy! Will definitely be keeping this one future use!
  2. Alicia Clinton
    Thank you ladies! My eldest was over the top when I told him I was going to try this instead of our regular Taco or Tostada Tuesday dinner. I used ground turkey and season using a package taco seasoning but did cheese and baked these next to my roasting spiced up broccoli. Thanks for helping me mix up our usual meals, now we could have Taquito, Taco, or Tostada Tuesday.

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