Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

Baked Beef Taquitos are the perfect baked meal. No Frying these delicious taquitos. They are so easy to make, and kids love them. Beef taquitos can easily double as a main dish or an appetizer. We love them for parties and game days. They come together so fast and taste absolutely amazing. Kids love to dip them is salsa and guacamole.

Taquitos are one of the few foods my toddler seems to love.  These baked beef taquitos are so much healthier than a fried greasy store bought taquito.

Baked beef taquitos are a meal the whole family loved, even the picky toddlers!

Even though they are baked, they are nice and crispy on the outside. The meat and cheese filling is bursting with flavor. Serve these beef taquitos with sour cream and salsa for dipping. A side of guacamole also goes great with these taquitos.

We love that these baked beef taquitos are not fried. They are healthier when baked, and your house won’t smell like grease for a week.

can you use corn tortillas in place of flour tortillas?

Flour tortillas are a favorite when making Baked Beef Taquitos. Mostly because they are so easy to work with and very inexpensive.

If you heat them slightly in the microwave, they bend and fold just like you want them to.

We do the love taste of corn tortillas. When using corn tortillas, they need to be as fresh as possible.

If corn tortillas are not fresh, they tend to crack easily. Then your beef taquito filling is all over the place.

But you could definitely use them when making taquitos. Just be sure to purchase the freshest ones you can find.

how to make baked beef taquitos

Here are a few simple ingredients to make a delicious meal your family will love.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place hamburger, diced onion, and garlic in a pan and cook over medium heat until beef is browned.
  • Drain grease well and add in the salsa, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Stir together and cook the mixture over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Place tortillas on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave them for about 30 seconds until warm and pliable.
  • Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup of beef mixture. Spread it to about 1 inch of the edge of tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.

  • Roll up the tortillas and place them on a foil lined baking dish.

  • Brush the tortillas lightly with vegetable oil and bake until filling is heated through and the tortillas are lightly browned (about 8-12 minutes).
  • Serve them with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

helpful items used in making baked beef taquitos

  1. Skillet – 12 inch skillet with a glass lid is non stick and perfect for all recipes.
  2. Cookie Sheet – These baking sheet are great for baking main dishes and all kinds of baked goods.
  3. Meat Chopper – This heat resistant meat chopper is so great for browning ground beef.

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Serves: 10

Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups salsa (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream - optional dipping sauce
  • 1 cup guacamole - optional for dipping


  1. Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place hamburger, onion, and garlic in a pan and cook over medium heat until hamburger is cooked through. Drain grease.
  3. Stir in 1 cup salsa, chili powder, salt, and pepper.  Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the tortillas on a plate and cover them with damp paper towels.  Microwave them until warm and pliable, about 30 seconds. 
  5. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup of the beef mixture, spreading it to an inch from the edges.  Sprinkle cheese evenly over the beef.
  6. Roll up the tortillas and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet with the seam sides down. Brush the taquitos lightly with vegetable oil, then bake them until the filling is heated through and the tortillas are lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. 
  7. Serve them hot with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

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8 Responses to “Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe”

  1. My husband and I made these last night and really enjoyed them. All I had to get at the store were tortillas (I used a corn/whole wheat blend from Mission) and we added a Cayenne pepper in the meat to spice it up (that was my husband actually... it was a tad hot for me). They were easy and different and actually pretty healthy! Will definitely be keeping this one future use!
  2. Alicia Clinton
    Thank you ladies! My eldest was over the top when I told him I was going to try this instead of our regular Taco or Tostada Tuesday dinner. I used ground turkey and season using a package taco seasoning but did cheese and baked these next to my roasting spiced up broccoli. Thanks for helping me mix up our usual meals, now we could have Taquito, Taco, or Tostada Tuesday.

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