These Cheesy Taco Taquitos are full of taco meat, cheese, and tomatoes. They make a quick and easy 30 minute dinner for those busy nights.
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The one thing that I can count on our family to eat are tacos. Tacos and pizza are the two top things we eat almost weekly. And sometimes we even eat them as one thing…go taco pizza!!!
Last week we had extra taco meat that I had thrown into the freezer for a later meal. We always make a big batch of taco meat, so that we can do extra meals with it throughout the week. Nachos and salad are the two big ones that we will enjoy after a taco night. And of course, a batch of spicy guacamole is a must when we do all things taco related.
When I was in the freezer getting out some frozen bananas yesterday for my skinny raspberry mint smoothie, I saw the taco meat and decided something fun and different was needed for our taco Tuesday night dinner.
Of course, our taco consuming is not just limited to Tuesdays. We do tacos any night of the week. Thankfully it is a meal that every single person loves. It just happened to fall on the famed taco Tuesday this particular week.
I mixed the extra taco meat with some cheese and tomatoes and then rolled it in some extra small flour tortilla shells we had on hand.
All three of our kids loved this fun and different taco. Yay for finding something that they will eat since they are boycotting my sweet baking. Of course, it’s tacos, so I wasn’t too worried about them not liking it.
This taco mixture would be easy to make up in the morning, so all you had to do was fill the tortilla shells at dinner time before baking them. Any time saving tricks when the hungry monsters are begging for dinner is something I look for in a meal.
A little bit of the filling will melt and fall out of the cheesy taco taquitos at the ends while they are baking. Lining your pan with parchment paper will make it easier to scoop up that filling and put it back in the ends of the rolls with a spoon, if you want. Or just pick it up and eat it like I did…
Plus, lining the pan will save you one extra dish to wash later. I’m all about lining every pan I use in the kitchen, so I don’t have as many dirty dishes in my sink.
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