Friday, April 15, 2011

Beef Tacquitos

This next recipe is very versatile.  Use it as a main dish on quick dinner nights or a fun appetizer on game day!  They are super easy to eat on the go, too.  I adapted the recipe from Family Fun


Ingredients:
1 Tb. Vegetable Oil, plus more for brushing
1/3 cup Honeyville's Dehydrated Onion
2 cups Honeyville's Freeze Dried Beef Dices
1-2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 cup Salsa or Picante Sauce
3/4 tsp. Cumin
A couple good shakes of Salt and Pepper
1/2 Cup Honeyville's Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese
8-10 Tortillas
Optional: Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole for dipping

Directions:
Rehydrate each of the Freeze Dried or Dehydrated products according to package directions, drain well.  Preheat oven to 400.  In a large skillet add vegetable oil.  Saute onions and garlic over medium heat.  Add Beef, Salsa, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper.  Stir to combine and let simmer a few minutes.  (Remember the beef is already cooked so you just need to warm things through).

Take a tortilla and fill it with Beef mixture, spread it to a half inch from the edges. (When I used the small sized corn tortillas I used about 1 or 2 Tb. of the beef mixture per tortilla, with standard size flour tortillas I used about 3 or 4 Tb. of the beef mixture per tortilla).  Sprinkle cheese over the beef mixture.  Roll up tortillas and place seam side down on a foil lined tray.  Brush each tacquito lightly with vegetable oil.  Bake until warmed through and tortillas begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

These are great by themselves or dressed up with all the fixin's like Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole, etc.


Now a couple of tips:
-It is easier to roll the tortillas if they are warmed up.  You can place them on a plate, cover them with a damp paper towel and microwave for about 30 seconds. 
-There is a reason why I didn't show you the corn tortilla versions.  Most of my tortillas split or broke open.  My husband thought that if I would have cooked the tortillas in oil first it would have helped.  Where was that advice when I was rolling them up?!
-Personally we enjoyed the flavor of the corn tortillas but the flour tortillas were lots easier to eat.  No fork needed...or plate for that matter.  Just grab and go!  Use whatever tortilla your family enjoys more.
-I think these would be fun to serve as a munchie item during the big game or any party.  Simply cut tacquitos into bite-size pieces and serve with Cheese Dip.
-I think mashed pinto beans or black beans would be an easy substitute for the meat too.

Okay everyone have a great weekend, thanks for reading and

Happy Eating!

1 comment:

dontfencemein1979 said...

Awesome recipe! We make taquitos with any leftover roast so the meat is shredded like the ones you buy. Also adding a bit of bell pepper to it makes it really good too!