Beef Taquitos with Creamy Avocado Sauce


Cook: 45 mins | Yield: 10-12 medium tortillas


Ingredients 

Taquitos;

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ┬Ż cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ┬Ż cups red beans, cooked, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (No Salt Added) tomato sauce
  • 3 jalape├▒os, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon santa fe chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ┬Ż cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 12 yellow corn tortillas
  • 1 ┬Ż cups cheddar cheese, or more

Avocado Sauce;

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 fresh┬álime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • ┬Ż tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • ┬╝ cup greek yogurt
  • ┬Ż cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350┬║ F. Slightly grease a cookie baking sheet. Set aside.

Taquitos –>> Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef, onion and garlic. Cook for 3-5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the beans, tomatoes and jalape├▒os. Add the cumin, chili powder, santa fe chili powder and paprika, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the tomato sauce has evaporated. Add the cilantro and oregano, and immediately remove from the heat.

To Assemble –>> Wrap the tortillas in a damp kitchen towel and microwave until hot, or pliable, about 90 seconds to 2 minutes. Sprinkle cheese in the center of the tortilla, then top with the beef mixture and roll. Place, seam side down, or sealed with a toothpick, on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until slightly crispy and golden brown.┬áServe the taquitos with avocado sauce immediately.

Meanwhile, make the sauce while the tortillas are in the oven. Place together all the ingredients in a food processor and blend well. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

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