From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baked Taquitos

Love, love, love this recipe. We have Mexican food in our house at least 2 times a week. I'm always looking for ways to make things a little more healthy without giving up flavor, texture or taste. I have seen this recipe floating around the blog world, and decided to give it a try with my own twist. You could use any meat you want for this recipe, and add any kind of cheese inside, I'm sure pepper jack cheese would be TDF. I made Authentic Mexican Rice and pulled out some frozen beans from my beans in a crockpot recipe, made a little guacamole, and had some sour cream and store bought salsa on hand. The meal was restaurant quality plus! I always ask Jared, "Does this taste like a restaurant?", he always says, "better, because it's fresh and quality." We have probably said those exact lines to each other 40 times, he is my greatest supporter!

Baked Taquitos

1/3 (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 c salsa, green or red
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp sliced green onion or regular onions
1 tbsp minced cilantro
2 c cooked, finely shredded chicken
1 c. shredded cheese, any kind
16 small corn tortillas or 10 flour tortillas
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine all ingredients until incorporated. Heat tortillas in the microwav until they are nice and steamy hot, the warmer the better. Place 2-3 tablespoons onto each tortilla leaving a 1 inch space from the sides. Roll up very tight, and place on a foil lined cookie sheet seam side down, making sure the taquitos do not touch each other. Repeat rpocess until all the filling is gone. Spray each taquito liberally with cooking spray, and bake for 25- 30 minutes, or until crisp and brown.


Melodie said...

It sounds delicious! What would happen if I left out the cream cheese though?

Rachelle Underwood said...

You need the cream cheese for everything to hold together. But You could use cream of chicken soup, just sparingly because you don't want the mixture to be runny.

Melodie said...

I actually used sour cream and it turned out pretty good! Everyone loved them and My husband want's me to make this often. :)
Also, I used ground beef instead of chicken. I just browned it with the garlic powder and cumin, drained it, and then put it all together just like the recipe says (but sour cream instead of cream cheese). It was fantatstic!

The Watkins said...

I made this last night and didn't have any shredded chicken.So I used that canned roast beef from Costco. It was so good.

Dion Odinot said...

@Melodie: You can't use sour cream in warm dishes. You should use creme fraƮche instead.