Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Taquitos, or Something Yummy to Make with Those Tortillas

Since we started with Mexican food a few weeks ago, we might as well finish it off right!
Today I have two well-loved recipes for you. Both of them use those yummy tortillas you've got.
One is sweet and one is savory, and both are delicious!

First up, the savory....


1 Tbsp. oil, plus more for brushing on taquitos
1 med. onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. salsa, plus more for dipping (need a salsa recipe?)
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
10 flour tortillas
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the beef and use a wooden spoon or a spatula to break it up while it cooks, until it is no longer red, about 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of the salsa, the chili powder, and the salt and pepper. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Top each tortilla with a few spoonfuls of meat mixture and sprinkle cheese evenly over the beef. Roll up the tortillas and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet with the seam sides down. (If they are having trouble staying rolled, use a toothpick to hold them together.) Brush the taquitos lightly with oil, then bake them until the tortillas are lightly browned, about 8-12 minutes. Serve them hot with sour cream and/or salsa.

And now for the sweet......

Cinnamon Crisps

4 Tbsp. butter
6 flour tortillas
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Melt the butter in a large baking sheet in the oven, about 2 minutes. Place the tortillas in the baking pan (they may overlap a bit), turning each once to coat both sides with butter.
Stir together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle the mixtures evenly over the tortillas. Bake the tortillas until golden and puffed in spots, about 7 minutes. Serve them warm.

And definitely eat them with vanilla ice cream!!! (Just a helpful suggestion!)

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