Ground Beef and Corn Taquitos

Yesterday I made a big batch of salsa for the after school kids.  This is very simple recipe and kids that said they are not fans of salsa, still ate a lot of this.
 The recipe:

  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic chopped
  • 1 whole Jalapeno (seed it if you don't want spicy salsa)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Place this all in your food processor and pulse to desired consistency. Keep refrigerated.

 Then I made them ground beef and corn taquitos.  I browned ground beef and drained off the fat.  Then I added cumin, oregano, granulated garlic and onion, salt and pepper, chili powder and a bit of hot pepper flakes.  Add some frozen or fresh corn.

 Stir in grated cheddar and a block of cream cheese.  I added some grated Mexican cheese.

I use flour tortillas for these but you can use corn if you want to.  I made 70 of these and I make them fat rather than skinny so flour tortilla hold together much better.  Roll them and place them seam side down on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake them at 400 degrees for 23 minutes until golden and the cheese has melted.
 The yellow brick road of taquitos.

These can be served warm or at room temperature.  There were only 16 kids there yesterday and not one taquito was left.


Leeanna said…
That's not fair! It's not lunch time yet and I'm already hungry. I just hate you, I really do. But that does look good, and I do have all the stuff to make it. Hmmmmm. Okay, you're off the hook this time. Just don't make it a habit.
Anonymous said…
Tortillas are never wrong :-) Rasy to make many and just grab a few when hungry.

Have a great day!

Cottage Tails said…
would I be right that there is never any of your food left re the kids?
Anonymous said…
wow, thats a lot of rolling!!
I have never eaten these but I know my daughters family love them!
they sound really good,
This looks like my kind of meal. YUMMY. That salsa recipe is awesome.
babs said…
As I've said before, you are a blessing to these kids. You are awesome!
Oh my, they went home stuffed then!
Guillaume said…
You just inspired me: I will cook something Mexican this week.
I have to try your recipe for Salsa. I love to try your Mexican recipes on my Mexican girlfriend across the street. She now makes your Chili! :)
Tikkun said…
You opened a taquito factory! Yum! What a treat for those kids!