Chorizo Taquitos

"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.**"
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Ready In:
12 halves




  • 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!

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  1. 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.
  2. This was absolutly delicious. I flash froze mine. Then heated them up about 2 days later for a weekday meal. The ingredients only cost about $4.00 and great to keep in the freezer. My husband and I are going to add refried beans and make burritos with this recipe as well.
  3. Easy to prepare and delicious! I used hot chorizo and subbed in corn tortillas to make it gluten free, so I skipped cutting them in half since they were already smaller. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8
  4. Muy Bueno! I have to admit I wasn't quite sure how well I would like these since they use flour tortillas. I am funny about using traditional wraps as taquitos are usually made with corn tortillas. However, the meat had an intoxicating aroma as it cooked, and placed in the tortillas, and baked left them exceptionally crispy without the added fat from frying. These are far more crispy than other baked concoctions with flour tortillas I have tried. So you can imagine my PLEASURE in admitting that this is the exception to the traditional way of making taquitos, and in fact, should BE the trad way. I serve them with Recipe #295489 and Recipe #91216 and all together were just tdf. Made by a Saucy Senorita for ZWT5. Thanks for sharing!!!
  5. I used soy chorizo(vegetarian) and it turned out great! I topped with sour cream. Thanks! Made for Everyday is a Holiday game.


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