Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Easy Taquitos

Nate requests this dinner at least every other week. He loves these! He's been asking for them for several weeks now, so I guess I'll give in and make them. They are so simple and the leftovers hold up really well. Nate loves being able to take the leftovers to work. Per his request, I'm posting the recipe. I usually serve these with a salad and some salsa, sour cream, and bean dip to dip the taquitos in.

1 lb. ground beef*
1 packet taco seasoning and the water it requires (Nate likes the Taco Bell brand best)
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
taco sauce (Nate like the Taco Bell brand best)
small tortillas, corn or flour
1-2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese

Brown and crumble the ground beef and season with taco seasoning packet and the water it requires. A few minutes before the beef is finished, add the diced onion and the dice green pepper and finish cooking. Warm tortillas so they are easy to work with. On each tortilla, layer some of the ground beef mixture, a little taco sauce, and top with shredded cheese and roll up. Keep these on the bottom third of the tortilla so that it will be easier to roll up. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place rolled taquitos seam side down on baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Serve hot!

*You could totally make these with shredded beef from a leftover roast or with shredded chicken. I've done both and they turn out great.

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