Tex-Mex Recipes - Homemade Beef Taquitos Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 8
Author Stacy Barr


  • ½ C Roast beef diced fine
  • ¼ C Onion chopped
  • 2 tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Salsa
  • 1 C Cheddar shredded
  • 8 Won Ton Wrappers
  • ¼ C water
  • For dip:
  • ½ C Salsa
  • 1/8 C Sour cream
  • 1 tsp Hot sauce 1 tsp or to taste


  • In a fry pan, saute onion and beef in a splash of oil/butter. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the mixture and saute until the onions are soft
  • Add the salsa to combine, and remove the pan from the heat. Set aside.
  • Place one wrapper on a diagonal or diamond shape, on a flat counter or cutting board
  • Place approximately 1 full tablespoon of filling 1/3 from the bottom, onto the wrapper.
  • Dividing the cheese into 8 portions, sprinkle one portion onto the top of the beef filling.
  • Taking the bottom point of the wrapper, wrap it over the filling tightly
  • Take the right side or point of the wrapper, and fold it over towards the center
  • Do the same with the left side of the wrapper
  • Dip your finger in the water and use it as a glue to “glue” down the ends of the folded over wrapper.
  • Roll the rest of the wrapper towards the top, again using your finger with water to “glue” the last corner down so the taquito is sealed.
  • Cooking instructions:
  • For a deep fryer, preheat the fryer to 350, and cook taquitos for approximately 3 – 4 minutes or until they are golden brown
  • For stove top frying, place approximately 1” to 1.5” of oil in the bottom of a heavy fry pan. Heat to 350, and fry the taquitos for approximately 4 -5 minutes, turning frequently, until they turn golden brown.
  • For Oven Baking, preheat the oven to 375 and bake the taquitos until they golden brown, approximately 15 – 18 minutes.
  • For the Dip:
  • Simply combine the salsa, sour cream and hot sauce in a bowl. Mix well and either dip the taquitos into the dip or use a small spoon to spoon out the dip on top of the taquito onto a plate.