Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe
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Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

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This homemade baked beef taquito recipe may become your family’s next favorite Mexican recipe. When Mark and I got married I had to introduce him to Mexican dishes. His family had pretty much been meat, potatoes, and gravy folks.

As our kids grew up we introduced them to our favorite Mexican meals, and they have all carried on that food tradition with their own families.

This week we’ve had our favorite taco salad, some enchiladas, some burritos, and now these taquitos. Yes, we love Mexican food a lot! This recipe is fairly inexpensive to make and is for sure a crowd-pleaser to serve at your next family reunion or neighborhood party. In case you missed this post, How To Make Salsa That Is Safe To Can

Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

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Baked Beef Taquitos Ingredients

Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

Step One: Gather Ingredients – Preheat Oven

Be sure to preheat your oven to 400 degrees. I like to set my oven to use the convection feature since it seems to cook things more evenly. Cook the ground beef and onions, drain off any excess liquid, and gather the other ingredients so you’re ready to go.

Grab a medium saucepan, combine the 2 cans of chili con carne and the cream cheese, making sure the cream cheese is fully melted.

Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

Step Two: Add Ground Beef

Now, add the the cooked ground beef and onion mixture.

Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

Step Three: Thoroughly Mix

Make sure everything is thoroughly combined.

Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

Step Four: Prepare Cookie Sheet

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, or spray vegetable oil on the cookie sheet to keep the taquitos from sticking to the cookie sheet.

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Scoop a 1/8 cup (I used a cookie scoop, and an ice cream scoop would work too) of the mixture and spread it down the middle of each tortilla. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top of the mixture. Tightly roll the tortilla into the taquito shape.

Scoop the Mixture Onto Tortillas

Step Five: Place Taquitos on Sheet

Place the taquitos on the cookie sheet with the open side down. As you can see, one cookie sheet will hold 16 taquitos.

Ready To Bake Taquitos

Step Six: Spray Taquitos

After the taquitos are filled and placed on the cookie sheet they are almost ready to bake. I like to spry them with a heavy coat of vegetable spray which will make them crispy as part of the baking process.

Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe

Step Seven: Bake

Bake them for 20-30 minutes until they are golden brown. Feel free to serve them with the Mexican Sour Cream, salsa, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. I’m sure your family will really enjoy these taquitos.

Finished Taquitos

How do I store the cooked taquitos?

Once I cooked these and let them cool, we put them in some freezer-safe Zip Lock bags. Some I put in the refrigerator for eating in a couple of days, the others I put in the freezer (see below).

How do I reheat the taquitos?

My favorite, and the easiest way to reheat these taquitos, is in the microwave. We have a plastic cover to make sure they don’t spray the contents as they’re reheated, but you can also use a damp paper towel.

I usually set the cooking time for about one minute. Set it longer if cooking more than one. Some people like to fry theirs as a reheating option.

You can also put them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees (spray the vegetable spray on them again) and bake for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

Can I freeze the cooked taquitos?

Mark and I love to eat our favorite meals as leftovers later on. Put a bunch in freezer bags and pull them out after a few weeks for a fun “rerun” of these delicious taquitos, you’ll be glad you did. Thaw the frozen taquitos in the refrigerator. Reheat as shown above.

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What can I serve with these baked beef taquitos?

Besides the items listed above as good companion condiments for the taquitos, we like to spread sour cream on the top after they’re cooked. We also love to dip them in guacamole, they taste wonderful that way. We often add chips and salsa with our Mexican meals for a special touch of flavor.

Beef Taquitos Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Homemade Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe
Baked Beef Taquitos Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 2 cans Chili Con Carne/without beans (I love the Hormel brand)
  • 1 8- ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 16 flour tortillas (small 8-inch size)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Limes squeezed when serving, optional
  • Drizzle Cacique Crema Mexican Agria Sour Cream, optional
  • Cilantro, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. I used my Convection setting. Cook the ground beef with onions, drain excess liquid. Grab a medium saucepan, combine the 2 cans of chili, the cream cheese, and the cooked ground beef with the onion. Stir until cream cheese is melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined.

    Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet or spray vegetable oil on the cookie sheet to keep them from sticking to the pan. Scoop a 1/8 cup ( I used a cookie scoop) and spread the mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Sprinkle with a little cheese on top of the mixture. Tightly roll the taquitos and place the open side down. One cookie sheet will hold 16 taquitos. After the taquitos are filled and ready to bake, spray a heavy coat of vegetable spray on them to make them crispy. Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown. Serve with Mexican Sour Cream, Salsa, Cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy.

Final Word

I hope you try my homemade baked beef taquito recipe, it’s so easy and super yummy! If you have kids you’ll find they love them right out of the oven, or as a “leftovers for dinner” meal.

If you have a pantry of food items along with your refrigerator stash, you should have most of the ingredients to make this fun meal.

It’s all about storing food items your family enjoys and using those items to make meal preparation much easier. Here’s to being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda

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  1. Easy dish here,……Taco Soup. We love it and when I prepare, I freeze for later meal.
    Beef Taquito now another great recipe–Thanks

  2. I’m gonna have to try this recipe. We love Mexican food, too. In fact, we’re having Tacos tonight for Dinner. I also like to make my own chili. If we use canned chili, it’s the mild. I see you use the Mild salsa, too. It’s the only one I can eat. I made what my daughter calls “Nasty Nachos” the other night. You use retried beans in a plastic bag and cut a corner off to squeeze the beans onto the tortilla chips. It looks like a litter box. LOL Put whatever you like on top and heat in a 350-degree oven until cheese is melted. They were so good! And so easy.

      1. They are so good and easy to make. I used taco meat, cheese, and sour cream on mine. You can use guacamole, sliced jalapeños, or whatever else you like. I sometimes put the peppers on, but don’t eat them. I just like the flavor, not the heat. I’ve made beef enchiladas too. There’s a casserole I make that uses browned ground beef, Nacho flavored chips, cheese, and again whatever else you like. Layer each and bake at 350 F until hot and cheese starts to brown. Easy Peasy.

        1. Hi Deborah, I love anything Mexican! It’s so funny we have a place here in Utah called Taco Time. I just shipped 16 bottles of their taco sauce to my daughter in California! My whole family loves Mexican food! Linda

          1. It’s a preference of taste. Some people just don’t have it. I’ve always liked Mexican food. I craved it when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. Haven’t gotten over it yet. She’s 47 years old now. LOL

          2. My youngest is 47. My oldest is 52. And my son is 51. I started having my babies very young. Least one was when I was 21.

  3. I got a free can of Hormel Chili with a coupon but had no idea what to with the chili. This recipe sound delicious, and DH loves Mexican food. As much as I enjoy cooking, I never thought of trying these. I made your cinnamon roll recipe and they were so good! I used cinnamon chips instead of the cinnamon (had them on hand and wanted to use them up) next time I will use cinnamon. The roll was tender and delicious. I froze some so we wouldn’t keep eating them all at one time.

  4. Doggone Linda,
    There goes the diet. You know us Texans love Mexican food and Tex-Mex. The only thing I would do is throw a few jalapenos in there before rolling them up. LOL!!!

    1. Hi Harry, WAIT!!! Why didn’t I think of that??? Harry, when I was making these, I literally thought of you. I thought to myself, Harry would be so happy that the chili does not have beans. Yes, it is in a can, but no beans. LOL! Linda

        1. Deborah,
          I am on the 16/8 fasting diet. I never go hungry. I eat what I want in moderation. And, since February I have lost 32 pounds and three inches in my waist. The diet consists of eating during only eight hours of the day and nothing but water, black coffee or tea during the other sixteen hours. Basically, nothing with calories during the fasting period. It works on insulin regulation. The beauty of it is that your sleeping time is included in the sixteen hours of fasting. I have my first meal of the day at 10AM, a small snack early afternoon and dinner before 6PM.

          1. Good for you, Harry! I’m proud of you for taking action on your health! I’m down to 125 at 5’4”. I’ve lost about an inch in height. I had gotten up to 150. Started taking thyroid meds and lost weight. My mother was heavy and my sister is real heavy. I just watch my weight for health reasons. I have High BP, heart disease and kidney disease. Plus high cholesterol. We try to eat healthy. We did have tacos tonight. I used extra lean beef, taco seasoning, and lots of veggies on mine. I ate mine more like a salad. My favorite meals are home cooking like my grandmother used to make. A lot less meat and more veggies. Love me some cornbread though.

  5. If we buy chili, it’s mild chili. Spices really don’t like us! We also use canned chili in Mac and cheese. It’s good. We do add more shredded cheese. I’ve also used mac and cheese and added canned tuna or chicken and a can of cream of chicken soup. (You can use the mushroom instead of chicken soup.)

  6. 5 stars
    OMG! This is another great recipe! There’s been a lot of See Food Dieting around here this year! In fact it’s downright amazing we haven’t had to buy bigger clothing. … have actually both lost weight instead from all the stay at home gardening and projects!

    1. Hi BDN, oh my gosh! Did you lose weight? My clothes are stretchy I have NOT lost weight!! LOL! I think I’m baking too much and writing too much! I need to get out and exercise! LOL! Linda

      1. Linda, you can never bake too much or write too much. LOL Eating? Umm, I’m not going there! I eat what I want when I want, which isn’t what it used to be. I eat less. We do keep snacks, but don’t eat a lot. We have a lot of grandchildren and now, 4 greats! 3 boys, and 1 little girl.

        1. Hi Deborah, oh the grandchildren are the best! I have 17 grandchildren, no greats yet. The little ones bring so much joy to us! We have a little girl across the street we get to watch grow up since our grandchildren do not live near. Life is so good! Linda

          1. Yes ma’am they are great. We have 18 grands and the 4 greats. Some live close, some don’t. We have one great That’s named after my FIL. In the boy grands and greats, we have: Caden, Hayden, Jayden and Ayden. Talk about getting their names confused. . . Yes I do at times. But I love them all. We are shy on girls. The boys outnumber the boys. Only 7 girls in all the grand and greats. Between us we have 5 children. 2 girls, 3 boys. Most were almost grown when we married. We still had two in school. 1 his, 1 mine.

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