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Ground Beef Taquitos Recipe

These homemade crispy ground beef and potato taquitos are an easy and delicious Mexican recipe that the whole family will love. This recipe is perfect for large families and perfect for Taco Tuesday. Taquitos can be made as a snack, lunch or dinner! The best thing about them is that they are versatile. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients. Next you’ll have to try this super easy recipe for fried ground beef tacos!

homemade beef taquitos garnished with lettuce, salsa and sour cream on a red plate

What I love about making taquitos is that you can fill them with whatever you want. Chicken, beef, ground beef and potatoes or if you want a meatless option just potatoes.

These chicken taquitos are one of my favorite recipes! If you haven’t tried them I highly recommend you do.

These delicious rolled tacos that I’m sharing today are packed with seasoned ground beef and mashed potatoes.

They are fried but can also be baked which will make them lighter in calories.

Ground beef taquitos make for the perfect snack, lunch or dinner for your large family. Taquitos can be prepared for any occasion!

What else can I make with ground beef?

I always like having ground beef in the freezer. It’s very versatile and easy to cook.

Some of my favorite Mexican food recipes using ground beef are fideo loco, Mexican meatball soup and picadillo.

What you’ll need to make ground beef taquitos

  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Mexican oregano leaves (crushed)
  • Ground cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Corn tortillas

These taquitos are a simple meal made with simple ingredients but boy are they filled with flavor.

Then the various garnishes and salsas you can add to them make them even better.

How to fix crispy beef and potato taquitos

If this is your first time making taquitos you’re in luck because my instructions are very thorough and include photos.

You can make them on your own or you can even get your family to help.

The first step is to brown the ground beef.

Once the beef is browned transfer it to a paper towel lined plate or bowl to drain.

drained ground beef

Then heat up some oil in the same pot and heat it up over medium heat.

Then add the onion and garlic. Cook for one minute.

Next add the tomatoes. Cook for about 5-7 minutes.

Add the ground beef, crushed oregano leaves, ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.

Stir well and let the ground beef mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.

ground beef mixture for taquitos

Now we can start on the potatoes.

Peel and chop up the potatoes and put them in a pot and cover with water.

Bring the potatoes to a boil. Let them boil until tender. This will take 10-15 minutes.

Once the potatoes are done drain them and start mashing them.

Try not to leave any large chunks of potatoes.

Once they’re mashed up real good add them to the pot with the ground beef and mix well.

What you have should look like the photo below.

potato and ground beef mixture

Now that we have our filling ready it is time to heat up the tortillas.

This step is very important so do not skip it.

Heating up the tortillas allows you to roll up the taquitos without them breaking.

Heat up a skillet on high heat and once the skillet is hot heat up one tortilla at a time for about 15 seconds on each side then set the tortillas on a plate.

yellow tortilla in a skillet

How to assemble beef taquitos

Take a spoonful of the beef and potato filling and spread it on the tortilla.

Don’t put too much filling on it or it will be hard to close the taquito.

ground beef and potato filling on a tortilla

Gently roll up the tortilla until it’s closed. Put a toothpick through it to make sure it stays closed.

Repeat the above steps until all of the filling is gone.

assembled taquitos

How to fry rolled tacos

Heat up enough oil for frying in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Make sure the oil is deep enough that the taquitos will be totally submerged in the oil.

Once the oil is hot fry 3-4 taquitos at a time until they turn a golden color. This will only take a couple of minutes.

frying taquitos

Transfer the fried taquitos to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain.

The taquitos shown in the photo below are different colors because some of them are yellow corn tortillas and some of them are white corn tortillas.

I had both kinds of tortillas so I used up all of them.

fried taquitos on a baking sheet

You can use the tortillas of your choice it won’t make a difference.

Just make sure they’re corn tortillas not flour tortillas.

This recipe makes anywhere from 35-40 taquitos which is why it’s a great recipe for a large family!.

These little things are addicting and you’ll want to eat at least five!

How to bake rolled tacos

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

After heating up the tortillas in the skillet to make them pliable brush each tortilla with olive oil.

Then put one tortilla at a time on the baking sheet and fill it with a spoonful of the filling.

Then gently roll up the tortilla and make sure it’s seamside down. You won’t need to use toothpicks.

Repeat this process with the rest of the tortillas. you make need to use two baking sheets or do this in two batches.

Transfer the taquitos to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

When they’re done they will be a golden color and crunchy.

Ultimate taquitos tips and tricks

  • Make sure to crush the oregano leaves between your hands before adding to the skillet. This will make it almost like a powdery consistency and it helps to release the flavor.
  • The potatoes are done cooking when they can be pierced easily with a fork.
  • Make sure to use corn tortillas. Both white corn and yellow corn tortillas will work.
  • Use toothpicks to keep the taquitos closed.
taquitos with lettuce and sour cream on a red plate

What do you eat taquitos with?

These delicious taquitos can be served by themselves. However if you want to make them last longer I suggest serving them alongside some Mexican pinto beans, fideo seco or rice.

My favorite part about beef taquitos are the garnishes. I love eating them with salsa, shredded lettuce and sour cream. Sliced avocadoes would be a great option as well. Here are some different salsas you could serve them with:

Can taquitos be reheated?

Yes! Bake them in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes or until they’re warmed through.

They will taste just as good as when they were first made.

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Ground beef and potato taquitos

Homemade beef taquitos are a simple, humble yet super delicious recipe that will please anyone.

I highly recommend you give them a try!

If you’d like to try more taco recipes I suggest you check out these shrimp tacos and tuna tacos.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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four taquitos garnished with salsa, lettuce and sour cream on a red plate
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Beef Taquitos

Homemade beef taquitos are made from simple ingredients yet full of flavor!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef taquitos, ground beef taquitos, taquitos with ground beef and potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 431 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 7 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano leaves crush them between your palms
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 35 corn tortillas

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a pot over medium heat. Then transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  2. Heat up the oil in the same pot over medium heat. Once hot add the onion and garlic.

  3. Cook onion and garlic for one minute then add the tomatoes. Continue cooking for 5-7 more minutes.

  4. Return the ground beef back to the pot along with the oregano leaves, ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir well. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.

  5. Put the peeled and chopped potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil. Boil them until tender. This will take 10-15 minutes.

  6. Drain the potatoes and start mashing them. Once they're mashed up real good add them to the pot with the ground beef and mix well. Set mixture aside.

  7. Heat tortillas up on a skillet over high heat for about 15 seconds on each side or until pliable. Then set tortillas aside on a plate.

  8. Take one tortilla and fill it with one spoonful of the beef and potato filling. Roll up the tortilla and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  9. Heat up enough oil to totally submerge the taquitos over medium high heat.

  10. Once oil is hot fry 3-4 tortillas at a time until they turn a golden color. This will only take a couple of minutes.

  11. Transfer fried taquitos to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Fry the remaining taquitos.

  12. Garnish the taquitos with your favorite toppings and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to crush the oregano leaves between your hands before adding to the skillet. This will make it almost like a powdery consistency and it helps to release the flavor.
  • The potatoes are done cooking when they can be pierced easily with a fork.
  • Make sure to use corn tortillas. Both white corn and yellow corn tortillas will work.
  • Use toothpicks to keep the taquitos closed.

How to bake rolled tacos

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • After heating up the tortillas in the skillet to make them pliable brush each tortilla with olive oil.
  • Then put one tortilla at a time on the baking sheet and fill it with a spoonful of the filling.
  • Then gently roll up the tortilla and make sure it’s seamside down. You won’t need to use toothpicks.
  • Repeat this process with the rest of the tortillas. you make need to use two baking sheets or do this in two batches.
  • Transfer the taquitos to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • When they’re done they will be a golden color and crunchy.

 

Nutrition Facts
Beef Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 382mg17%
Potassium 434mg12%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 194IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I LOVE the CLARITY AND SIMPLICITY OF YOUR DIRECTIONS. LIKE YOU ARE THERE AND TALKING US THROUGH THE PROCESS. I CAN ALMOST TASTE THEM EVEN NOW.

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Thank you, that means a lot as I really try my best to make the directions as simple and clear as possible.

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