Recipe by LifeIsGood
This is a fantastic recipe that you can prep ahead! I've served these taquitos, sliced in half, as appetizers. The chorizo gives them a nice zing. You may serve these with sour cream and/or guacamole on the side. This is a Sandra Lee recipe. Delish! **Note: the last time I made these, I could only find a 12 oz package of chorizo. I still kept the cheese and salsa amounts the same and it worked out fine.**
Top Review by JanuaryBride
Delish. I used medium sized wheat tortillas, so mine were a bit "fatter" than a typical taquito however we were using them as a main dish so it was perfect. If you are using them as an appetizer, do use the larger tortillas. I thought it was going to be very spicy and it was simply mild Mexican flavors. Very good.
- 1 (16 ounce) packagebeef chorizo sausage, bulk, casing removed
- 1 cup medium chunky salsa, drained
- 1 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
- 6 -8 large flour tortillas
- guacamole (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large skillet, saute the sausage over medium heat until browned - about 6 minutes (I like to break it apart into smaller pieces while it's cooking).
- Drain 1/4 cup of oil from the cooked sausage.
- Set sausage aside to cool.
- Stir salsa and cheese into the skillet of sausage, mix well.
- Place a tortilla on a work surface and spoon 1/4 cup of the sausage mixture down the center.
- Fold tortilla in half, then roll up.
- Secure with toothpicks.
- Place on foil-lined cookie sheet.
- Repeat until all sausage/tortillas are gone.
- **You can prepare ahead until this point, and keep in the refrigerator until you're ready to bake**.
- Bake, turning them halfway through cooking time so you get even browning, until filling is hot and tortilla is crisp and golden brown - about 18 minutes. **Check them at least 5 minutes early - mine were done quicker than 18 minute last time.**.
- Cut taquitos in half, crosswise.
- Serve hot with your choice of condiments!