Monday, April 11, 2011


Little tidbit. Do you know the difference between a taquito and a flauta? Taquitos are made with corn tortillas, and flautas with flour. Didn't know that!! 

One part that I actually kinda hate about writing out recipes is a recipe can be SO limiting! When it comes to taquitos, I don't like a recipe! I like to mix up a large bowl of whatever I think will taste good and try it out. Usually it works! Sometimes, not so much..haha. These are my two favorite combinations. Don't let them limit you, though! You can go wiiiild with taquitos. Hand held excellence, baby!

Chicken Filling

4 cups shredded chicken
1 to 2 cups salsa
1/2 cup corn
1 1/2 cup cooked rice ( I usually use brown )
2 cups shredded cheese (I like pepperjack or mozarella)
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tablespoon diced green chiles

Beef Filling

1lb ground beef, cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed until water is clear
1 to 2 cups rice
2 cups shredded cheese ( I usually do cheddar with the beef)

Mix all filling ingredients in a large bowl. Have a large stack (at least 40) of small corn tortillas handy by a griddle. Lightly spritz tortillas with olive oil and heat both sides until warm. If you can't roll them without them cracking, they aren't warmed enough. Proceed to place 2 or so tablespoons filling on each corn tortilla and roll tight, placing seam side down on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 until crisp and lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
These freeze amazingly so when I do make them, it's a process of about 70 or so taquitos. After they are cooled, I put them in quart size freezer bags and write beef or chicken on them so I know which to grab for whom. (beef for Aerro, chicken for Avoni) Best reheated on 350 in the oven! 

Next time I make these, I'm so going shredded beef ones...and maybe a shredded pork version, too! Some day I will get brave and do a fish taquito, too. =)


  1. These look good... I am always looking for easy freezer food.. My kids could take these to school! I will have to try these!

  2. ..and gracious, with your kids ages, you could streamline this so easy with someone spraying, you warming, one filling, one rolling, one putting on cookie sheet... =D whip out 100 of these bad boys, man! =D

  3. .....Craig eats like 8 of these at a time, so it pays to just make a million!

  4. i have always wondered the difference between the two and now i know!! goodness SUMday when I have a house I for sure am going to be making these. I know for a FACT they will be a hit! With me anyways ... hehe