Mexican Taquitos Recipe

Mexican Taquitos are a popular appetizer that is easy to make and a favorite of adults and children alike. They are a delicious and flavorful alternative to your traditional tacos and can be served with several different toppings, dips and sauces. All you need for this classic Mexican dish is a few ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time to prepare and cook.


– 1 pound of ground beef
– 1 small finely chopped onion
– 1 minced garlic clove
– 1 tablespoon chili powder
– 2 teaspoons ground cumin
– ½ teaspoon black pepper
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 1 (4.5 ounce) can of chopped green chilies
– 8-10 small or medium flour tortillas
– 2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican blend, cheddar, Colby)
– Oil for frying


1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic, stirring frequently, until the beef is browned and the onions are soft.

2. Drain the fat from the skillet and add the chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt, and green chilies. Stir the mixture together to combine the flavors and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

3. Preheat a small pot of oil over medium heat, about 360 degrees F.

4. Place the tortilla on a flat surface and wrap a spoonful of meat filling into the center of the tortilla tightly and roll it up. Secure the edges with a toothpick. Continue with the remaining tortillas.

5. Carefully drop a few taquitos into the hot oil and cook for about 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Then, remove the taquitos from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

6. Sprinkle cheese on top of the taquitos and serve them hot with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, or your favorite toppings.