Beef Taquitos

NO DEFROSTING NEEDED!

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 12

  • 6–8 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 48 corn tortillas
  • 1 batch Italian Beef, shredded
  • 2–3 cups Cheddar cheese, to taste

Freezing Day

  1. Heat enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the skillet.

  2. Using tongs, dip a corn tortilla in the hot oil for just a few seconds, and then turn it over. Hold it above the skillet so it can drain, then lay it on your work surface.

  3. Spoon the shredded beef onto half the tortilla and top with Cheddar cheese. Roll the tortilla up and place, seam side down, on a baking sheet.

  4. Flash freeze taquitos, then transfer to a freezer bag.

Reheating Instructions

Put frozen taquitos in the oven at 375°F for 10–15 minutes until they are fully heated. To microwave frozen taquitos, cook for 1 minute 30 seconds.

PER SERVING

Calories: 420 | Fat: 14g | Protein: 27g | Sodium: 913mg | Carbohydrates: 48g | Fiber: 4g

Working with Corn Tortillas

Dipping the tortillas in hot oil before you roll them not only softens the tortillas, but also brings out the corn flavor. If you'd like to cut down on calories, you can soften them in the microwave or in a tortilla warmer. To cut down on the oil, you can also spray the tortillas with cooking oil on both sides, then heat in the skillet.

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