Beef Taquitos (Oamc)

"I don't know about you guys but I cheat sometimes and buy taquitos from the freezer section of the grocery. I knew there had to be a way to make me feel less guilty so thus became the taquito recipe. I think you could do this with chicken also, but have yet to do it yet."
Beef Taquitos (Oamc) created by DianaEatingRichly
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • Cook roast in roasting pan (or slow cooker), pouring onion soup mix, dissolved in 1 cup water, over it.
  • Cook at 325F for 34-38 minutes per pound.
  • Let cool thoroughly overnight in fridge.
  • Finely chop (or shred) roast beef and mix with cheddar cheese, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, picante sauce and onion in a large bowl.
  • Portion 1/4 cup mixture onto each corn tortilla in the lower 1/3 of the tortilla.
  • Roll up tortilla.
  • To soften tortillas, microwave between two damp paper towels for a few seconds.
  • To freeze for later, simply put seam side down on cookie sheets and freeze.
  • Flash freeze on wax papered covered cookie sheets.
  • When firm, transfer to ziplock freezer bags.
  • To Re-heat: Thaw, then lightly fry in hot oil until brown and crispy.
  • To eat them now, continue with directions for frying below.
  • Heat electric skillet to 300°F covering bottom with oil.
  • Fry taquitos with open edge down to seal.
  • Turn over fry other side.
  • Serve hot with condiments.

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  1. mmathis9
    What is OAMC?
  2. Eugene A.
    I love the recipe, but when I fry them, the meat at the ends gets really dark, almost burned. What am I doing wrong?
  3. Randy G.
    I've made them a few times. Chuck roast is great. I also add 2 or 3 chili arbol' s for a little heat and a couple chili guajillos for extra flavor. I made Homemade corn tortillas the last time and everyone lost their mind. Major taste difference and rolled up nice and tight with no cracking.
  4. shecat67s
    Definitely works better to heat shells in a pan they a much more easier to work with & didn't crack! They were a hit for SuperBowl! Thanks for sharing.
  5. bickelsj
    4 stars since I haven't made any yet, but sounds great for snacks or movie night. My son loves the store ones, so these should be a hit. I don't mind the work if they're good. I'm going to try with leftover turkey.


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