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Classic Ground Beef Taquitos. Crunchy and delicious. Dip them into salsa or guacamole, and it’s like a piñata breaking in your mouth. By Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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5 from 10 votes

Classic Ground Beef Taquitos

Classic Ground Beef Taquitos. Dip this crunchy and delicious Mexican appetizer into salsa or guacamole, and it’s like a piñata breaking in your mouth. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12
Calories: 94kcal


  • toothpicks



  • Cook ground beef, drain, and return to pan with your favorite salsa.
  • Let simmer for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  • Warm tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Add a spoonful of ground beef to the tortilla.
  • Add shredded cheese.
  • Roll up and tie with a toothpick, as shown in picture above.
  • Set aside. Repeat.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Fry taquitos 3-minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel.
  • Serve with salsa and/ or guacamole.
  • NOTE: Do not overcrowd the pan, or they will not cook properly.



To heat tortillas:
  • To make the tortilla pliable, you have to nuke them for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  • Or if you don’t believe in microwaves, stick them in a warm oven for a few minutes.
For Oven Taquitos:
If you are not interested in frying the taquitos, you can put them in the oven. 425 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg