Baked Taco Taquitos Recipe

These Baked Taco Taquitos are healthy, delicious and full of flavor. They are a quick meal that comes together quickly and taste delicious. It's a recipe the whole family will love.

 One meal that I can always get my picky eater kids to eat is tacos. However, I can only handle so many breakdowns about broken taco shells from my kids.

One of my favorite meals are our Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos, so I thought that I could just apply that same technique to our taco night . . . and it was a smashing success.

We didn’t have tears over any broken taco shells and everyone cleared their plate. That is definitely a mom win.

It came together in minutes, and it tasted so yummy. It is adult and child approved (and both are pretty picky).

can i prepare these the night before and bake it the next day?

This recipe is great for making ahead of time, keeping in your fridge, then making later the next night.

The tortillas may be just a little more soggy, and not keep their crunch as well, but you could make it the day before and it will still be delicious.

We recommend watching it carefully as it bakes, because it may take a few extra minutes to heat all the way through.

could i make this with ground turkey instead of ground beef?

This recipe calls for ground beef, but you could easily replace it with ground turkey. We recommend using ground beef, because the flavor is a little richer but ground turkey is a healthier alternative that would still work great.

You could also use really any other type of favorite meat you like to put in your taquitos. Here are a few others we recommend trying as well:

  • Ground Chicken
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Chicken Sausage
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Steak
  • Pulled Pork

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This Lime Salsa pairs perfectly with this these taquitos, because they can top them off, or served as a side dish with tortilla chips. I love putting it on top, and making my nachos full of flavor. It’s super easy to make and comes together in minutes. Watch how simple it is to throw together, here:

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Serves: 6

Baked Taco Taquitos Recipe

A fun twist on tacos- delicious and flavorful taco meat rolled up in a tortilla and baked to perfection!

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • non stick cooking spray
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 3 cups chunky salsa (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 20 (6 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil and add onion and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes until soft.
  4. Add beef and taco seasoning, cooking until meat is browned.
  5. Add beans and 1 cup salsa. Mix well and let cook for a couple of minutes so that the flavors can meld and the mixture can thicken.
  6. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the taco meat mixture into a tortilla, topped with some shredded cheese and roll it up.
  7. Place taquito seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with each taquito. Spray the top of each taquito with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until edges and tops are golden). Let cool for a couple of minutes.
  9. Serve with remaining salsa.
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