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Serves/Makes:4 or more

  • 3/4 lb (.3 kg). ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) onion, minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) mild green chiles, chopped (canned)
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • vegetable oil
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • Prepare and preheat deep fryer.
  • Brown the beef in a skillet and drain.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.
  • Add the tomato sauce, cumin, and chiles.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Set aside.
  • Briefly heat each tortilla in a pan with a little oil until soft enough to roll.
  • Fill each tortilla with some of the meat mixture.
  • Roll tightly (into the shape of a medium-sized cigar).
  • Set aside.
  • Quickly deep fry taquitos, about one minute (as many at a time as will fit in your deep fryer without crowding).
  • Serve warm with sides of salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

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