Makes 6 Servings
These “little tacos” are super easy and seriously delicious.
500 grams (about 1.1 pounds) lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup green chile
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
18 corn tortillas
2 Tbsp oil
Preheat oven to 425 F or 215 C.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Add minced garlic, onion powder, chili powder, and green chile toward the end of the browning, and cook for 2-3 minutes longer. Heat corn tortillas in a stack between two moist paper towels in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften them. Fill each tortilla with about 2 Tbsp of the beef mixture and about 1 Tbsp of shredded cheese. Roll the tortilla and place in a 9 x 13 pan. After all the tortillas are filled and rolled, brush the top with oil. You may need less oil, and that is fine, you will save some Calories if you use a little less, but don’t skip it all together or they won’t get crispy!
Bake for 14-16 minutes at 425 F or 215 C. The taquitos will be crispy and delicious! Serve with the home-made salsa recipe on this page and you will wonder why you ever bought taquitos from the store. To complete the meal, I cooked 2 zucchinis in the skillet with 1 tsp oil, seasoned with salt and garlic powder, which will add about 18 Calories to the meal (6 servings of zucchini also).
Nutrition Information per Serving: 387 Calories, 18 g Total Fat, 26 g Total Carbohydrate, 4 g Dietary Fiber, 30 g Protein.