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Thursday, September 6, 2012


This summer I had each of my daughters prepare dinner for our family.  We had quite the variety of recipes (which was great!) and it was nice to have new meals to put into the rotation.    One of the choices my daughter found online for taquitos.  I couldn't find the original recipe that she had so I found another one today and then tweaked it to accommodate the ingredients that I had in my pantry and fridge.  Feel free to experiment with what you have on hand!  I would have posted a picture, but there wasn't one left to photograph!

1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
2 tbsp taco seasoning (homemade or store-bought)
1/3 cup light cream cheese
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup of light sour cream
1 cup grated cheese
12 small flour tortillas (can also use corn tortillas)

Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with cooking spray.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and break it up into crumbles as it cooks. Add the taco seasoning and cook the beef about 8 minutes until cooked through.

Heat cream cheese in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds so it's soft and easy to stir. Add salsa, sour cream, taco seasoning and cheese and stir to combine. Once the beef is browned, add the beef and combine well.

Place 2-3 tbsp of beef mixture on the lower third of a tortilla, keeping it about 1/2 inch from the edges. Roll it up as tight as you can. If your tortillas are cracking or breaking, you can microwave them for 10-20 seconds with a damp paper towel over top. Once rolled, 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 and sprinkle some salt on top. Place pan in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and the ends start to get golden brown.

You can serve these with guacamole, sour cream or salsa.    The serving size is two taquitos per person which was very filling.  Put a salad on the table and you are good to go!

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