Thursday, January 19, 2012

Taquitos

Here is a fun recipe to make to eat while you watch playoff games or for a snack for your kids. My kids love them though my kids are rather elderly at this point! Taquitos are a good way to use leftover chicken or beef. You can easily make them vegetarian too. A word of warning though, these things disappear fast so make plenty of them. They are good warm or at room temperature. The Blog Tech even eats them cold. He said he likes them that way. I think he just won't take the time to warm them up! I know how he is! These are not at all messy so people just pick them up and eat them while walking around.


Soften an 8 oz. block of cream cheese in a bowl.


Dice up some roasted chicken. You could just buy a roasted chicken from your grocery if you don't want to roast one yourself.



To about 4 cups of diced chicken, add 2 T. granulated garlic, 2 T. granulated onion, 2 T. ground cumin, 2 T. chili powder, s&p to taste, 1 diced poblano (if you want these spicy, add jalapenos), 3 T. lime juice and about 8 thinly sliced green onion.


Add 2 cups of grated cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese.


Mix it all thoroughly and taste for seasoning.



Heat several flour or corn tortillas in damp paper towels for 30 seconds. Put about 3-4 T. of the chicken mixture on the lower third of the tortilla and roll it up. Repeat this step until all the filling is used.


Place them seam side down on a grease baking sheet and brush them with olive oil.

Bake them at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes. They should be turning golden around the edges.


These were such a hit that I made them again this morning with flour tortillas. The flour tortillas worked better for me as the corn tortillas split while baking. These can be served with salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo or sour cream. I will be making lots of variations of these. Next up I am thinking shredded beef, corn and Monterrey Jack. I am formulating an Asian version too.

21 comments:

Phoebe said...

This is insane - what talents you have! Now I have to revise my grocery list! (Thank you again!)

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

If I were not having your pork chops for dinner I'd be making these right now. This is for sure a keeper for Super Bowl. Wonderful.

Marigold said...

Very ! And with them being baked, likely healthier too!

Suzanne said...

My family is going to LOVE these!

SharleneT said...

Guess what I'm bringing to our next get-together. Have all the ingredients and will even make some vegetarian ones for the convert... thanks for sharing. Come visit when you can...

laurie said...

these look really good, about now maybe!!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I've never even heard about this before but it is a must do! Perfect while looking at something on tv or a dvd :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks like the perfect finger food! Endless possibilities too.

Wren said...

Please share the asian recipe! I have a ton of shredded pork to use up :)

Pricilla said...

Corn tortillas can be a pain in the tail...I agree.

They look as yummy as everything you make.

Zombie Mom said...

YUM!

christinalfrutiger said...

These look great and yes...perfect Super Bowl snack! And I like that they're baked not fried!!
Really?? You have one that doesn't take the time to heat things up...even in the microwave? I thought I was the only one that had a couple of those..."elderly kids"!! :)

Poppy said...

These look wonderful. Great instructional photos too! We love taquitos but I've never made them from scratch. Can't say why I haven't but I will be making them now! Thanks for the meal inspiration!

Barb said...

We love anything Mexican! When this storm lets up I'll be out buying what I need to make these!

Guillaume said...

Yum!

injoyinmylife said...

This looks delish. I've always deep fried them but this is so much healthier. Gonna try it. Thanks.

TARYTERRE said...

Would you believe I just had tamales for the first time ever around Christmas. So these taquitos sound really good. Would be interested in how you the do the Asian version.

Barbara F. said...

I love taquitos, have only had store-bought versions. These seem pretty easy. Perfect for Super Bowl parties. xo

Nellie said...

It would be very difficult for me to stop with just ONE of these! Yum!

mississippi artist said...

I am so glad you posted the recipe for these! Hey wonder what a cream cheese/stawberry one would taste like?

Danielle said...

I made these this weekend and they were awesome. I even brought the leftovers for lunch today. My husband enjoyed them the most. Keeper recipe!