Have you ever been to Taco Time? I love that place. I love it so much I worked there for 3 years. Okay so I didn't work there for that reason.
But I never ever got sick of the food! We still go there now! In fact, we went there for lunch 2 days ago. :)
So at Taco Time they have these crisp meat burritos. You know what I'm talking about. Deep fried, yummy, hot, meaty goodness. Well these are a LOT like them! I switched up a few things, and I honestly think they are better! Not healthier however, oh well, ya gotta live a little sometimes! ;) These are SOO yummy!
Cheesy Beef Taquitos
makes about 8-10
1 1/2 cups cooked ground beef (warmed)
3 TBS low fat cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp taco seasoning
2 TBS picante sauce (or thick salsa)
8-10 corn tortillas
vegetable oil (for frying)
Mix your pre-cooked ground beef, cheeses, salsa and seasonings in a bowl until well combined.
Heat about 1/4 inch of oil over med/high heat until it sizzles when you dip a tortilla in it. Quickly dip each tortilla (about 2 seconds) into the oil to soften for easier rolling.
Spoon a few tablespoons of the filling into the tortilla, roll and secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all tortillas are filled.
Place taquitos seam side down in frying oil. allow to fry until golden brown, flip and repeat on the other side.
Repeat with all taquitos, and allow to cool slightly on paper towels.
Dip in salsa or sour cream.