Fried Taquitos
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Seasoned Taco Meat shredded chicken or ground beef
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup chunky prepared salsa
  • Eight 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 8 to othpicks
  1. Add enough oil to a heavy bottom pan, about 2 inches. Heat over medium heat to 350 degrees F,
  2. Combine seasoned taco meat (ground beef or shredded chicken), cheese, and salsa, in a medium bowl. Place about ΒΌ cup of the mixture into the center of each tortilla. Roll the tortillas tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick.
  3. When the oil has come to temperature place the one or two taquitos in the hot oil and fry, flipping as needed to brown evenly, until crispy and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Do not overcrowd the pan. Using tongs, carefully remove the taquitos to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Continue with the remaining taquitos.
  4. Garnish with your choice of taco toppings.