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Monday, May 2, 2016

Taquitos for Cinco de Mayo

Here in Eastern New Mexico we love our Southwest food.   Enchiladas with red sauce are my favorite,  but taquitos are a close second.

H and I are having taquitos today for lunch....

I made some Guacamole to dip them in.    My Guac is very simple to make.....mash your avacado......chop some tomatos ...and season with garlic salt.    If you like it hot...add some chopped green chili's or salsa!  
 Can you see the avacado pit in the center of the guac?   If you put the pit in with your Guacamole it will keep it from turning brown,   you could also add a splash of lemon juice to keep it from turning brown.


I usually make a dozen at a time and put half of them in the freezer....they freeze great!   To reheat them,  put them on a baking sheet and pop them  in the oven  at about 400 for about 5 minutes or til hot.

Dip about 1 dozen tortillas in hot grease, one at a time, for about 1/2 minute each. Drain on paper towels. Should be soft.Season 2 pounds hamburger meat and spread (thin) on about 3/4 of the tortilla. Roll tight and put aside until all are rolled. Fry in deep fat until the meat is done. About 2 minutes. Drain on cookie sheet on paper towels.

I season my hamburger meat with garlic salt and and and 3 T of Rotel.    It helps to run a toothpick thru your Taquito to hold it together while frying.    You can dip your taquito in salsa,  nacho cheese,  or guacamole.


  1. When John and I visited New Mexico a few years ago to attend the Balloon Festival, I was in hog heaven with all of the Mexican food. It is my very favorite food in all of the world. They were roasting Hatch chilies on every corner.

    Do you cook your hamburger meat first or just cook it as it is frying inside the tortilla? Looks great. Love guac too!!


    1. Yes, the meat will cook in the taquito....just don't put a whole bunch of meat! I love going to the Balloon Fiesta....Albq is about 200 miles from us so it's an easy week end trip. I think the Indian Fry bread is my favorite food at the Balloon Fiesta hugs...

  2. Mmm...everything looks so yummy!

  3. Here from "Tips and Tricks" and wow oh wow, my mouth is watering. I love your vintage kitchen. it reminds me of home. Keep up the fabulous.

    The How to Guru {Shan Walker}

  4. Looks DELISH! My stomach is growling.... :)
    Gwin Gal

  5. Those look delicious!! I may have to have some and very soon!

  6. Sounds delicious!!!
    Your kitchen is beautiful!
    xo Catherine

  7. I love taquitos. I think I will try this recipe. I'd use ground chicken since I don't eat red meat.

  8. Oh goodness, and I have always bought taquitos and your are so simple. Got it!!
    Thanks for stopping by to share on Oh My Heartsie Girl WW this week!
    Have a great week!

  9. We have a few Mexican restaurants that have moved in to the area over the last 5 years or so that have brought with them the tradition of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Prior to that time, no one heard ever heard of it!! With this area being settled by mainly the Irish before the influx of Eastern Europeans,so St. Patrick's Day is celebrated almost the entire month of March here!! LOL!!

  10. Your meal looks delicious and your kitchen is so beautiful. I have eaten these but never made them.

  11. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Happy Mother’s Day!

  12. I have never made taquitos, but I use the same ingredients for my guac.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. This is one of my favorite things to get at Mexican restaurants but I've never made them at home. Yummy! :)

    I love simple guacamole like that too.

    Happy Thoughts of Home!


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