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.
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.