Beef Taquitos

January 4, 2024

These corn tortillas rolled up with delicious spiced ground beef were a home-run dinner that was enjoyed by my whole family.

Yield: 12–14 tortillas


1½ teaspoons oil, plus more for coating

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 pound ground beef

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon chili powder

¾ teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling

½ teaspoon black pepper

¾ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon oregano

12 6-inch corn tortillas

Sliced avocado, guacamole, hot sauce, or salsa for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Add onions and sauté until soft and translucent.

Add chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant.

Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. While cooking, use spatula or spoon to break up meat into small pieces.

Add spices.

Stir meat until spices are well incorporated and set aside.

Warm 1–2 tortillas in the microwave for 10 seconds or until soft and bendable.

Lay tortilla on a plate and fill with 2–3 teaspoons of cooked ground beef. Place the meat toward the left side of the tortilla.

Roll the tortilla tightly and place seam side down on parchment lined tray.

Repeat with rest of the tortillas.

Brush each tortilla with oil and sprinkle some salt on top.

Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes or until lightly crisp and crunchy.

Top with garnishes for serving, if desired.