Saturday, September 12, 2009
This is a perfect Game day meal!!! I used the southwestern beef I posted a few days ago for the filling.....They turned out great.
Small corn tortillas (and actually, flour ones are really good as well)
cooking spray ( used olive oil cooking spray)
Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.
1. Work with a few tortillas at a time and heat in the microwave until they are soft enough to roll without cracking. It helps to place them between damp paper towels. Usually 20-30 seconds will do it. If you find yours are cracking when you roll them or are coming unrolled right away, just try heating them longer and try the paper towel thing.
Place 2-3 T of meat mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges.Then roll it up as tight as you can.
2. Place seam side down on the baking sheet. Lay all of the taquitos on the baking sheet and make sure they are not touching each other. Spray the tops lightly with cooking spray or an oil mister and sprinkle some kosher salt on top.
Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.
Looking for a freezer meal idea
Taquitos are definitely best right after cooking, so if you're not going to use all of them, plan ahead and freeze some. I bake just enough for my little family to eat for a meal and then freeze the rest in dinner-sized portions. Then you can pull them out for a quick meal, appetizer or snack any time! To freeze Make as noted above through the step where you sprinkle the tops of the taquitos with salt. Place in a dish a single layer, not touching each other and set in the freezer. After frozen, place in zip-top bag, foodsaver bag, or any other air tight container. To cook, preheat oven to 425. Place frozen taquitos on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake until edges are golden brown. (Usually about 30 minutes)