Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crispy Baked Taquitos (with repurposed beer taco meat)

Last night was taco night. I had a ton of leftover taco meat, so I decided tonight would be taquito night.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees...we need it HOT.

 I mix about 1 cup of the meat with 1/2 can of fat free refried beans (about $.60/can at Aldi) and about 1/2 cup of grated cheese (I usually buy the 2 pound bricks at Sam's Club for around $5 each). 

Cook your corn tortillas (which are around $.35/pack at Aldi & Joseph's) and roll a small strip of the meat & cheese mixture in each one like you're rolling a cigar.

Place them on a sprayed baking sheet about 1/2" apart.

Put them in the oven for 15 minutes. Take them out & turn them over.

Bake another 10 minutes or so. They will be sooo crispy & delicious. Dunk 'em in sour cream (that big tub is only $.79 at Aldi!), hot sauce, guacamole...heck. I even know some sinners who would dip them in ranch dressing (blech!) but to each his own.

They are sooo good. Really.

Remember that if you have leftover meat, just label it & put it in the freezer for a "Lazy Day"

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