Chorizo Taquitos

READY IN: 40mins
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 jenne

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 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).
  3. Drain 1/4 cup of oil from the cooked sausage.
  4. Set sausage aside to cool.
  5. Stir salsa and cheese into the skillet of sausage, mix well.
  6. Place a tortilla on a work surface and spoon 1/4 cup of the sausage mixture down the center.
  7. Fold tortilla in half, then roll up.
  8. Secure with toothpicks.
  9. Place on foil-lined cookie sheet.
  10. Repeat until all sausage/tortillas are gone.
  11. **You can prepare ahead until this point, and keep in the refrigerator until you're ready to bake**.
  12. 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.**.
  13. Cut taquitos in half, crosswise.
  14. Serve hot with your choice of condiments!

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