Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kid-Friendly Recipe: Taquitos

There are times in life when we have a bit too much on our plate and activities we enjoy get pushed to the side.  My blog is one of those activities.  I am so thrilled to have recently made the decision to step away from a commitment that was sucking up my time and energy, which will allow me to get back to the things I really love:  trying out new recipes, baking, DIY projects, projects for my kids, and more!

To get things rolling again, I want to share a taquito recipe my kids have come to love.  It's quick, easy, and budget-friendly.  My kids can be a bit picky at times, but they devour this finger food recipe.  Let me know what your family thought!


1 pound ground beef
1 clove, garlic
1 cup salsa, more for topping
2 t. chili powder
Shredded cheddar cheese
Flour tortillas
Olive Oil

Brown ground beef and garlic.  Add chili powder and salsa and heat through.  Place a few spoonfuls of the mixture in tortillas and add some cheddar cheese.  Roll up and place seam down in a square baking pan lined with parchment paper.  Continue until all meat is used up (I usually make 8 taquitos).  Brush with olive oil and bake in the oven at 400 for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown.  They should be a little crispy and easy to pick up!