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three baked beef taquitos on white plate with fresh avocados and tomatoes
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Baked Beef Taquitos

Baked beef taquitos are the most delicious meal prep lunch, and are so easy to prepare! Top them with salsa verde, fresh veggies and avocado slices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 5
Calories: 471kcal


Beef filling

Beef Taquitos

  • 10 tortillas (small; 6 inch)
  • 1 ¼ cup cheese (shredded; I used Monterey Jack)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (for brushing)


  • Cook beef in a non-stick pan over medium heat until no pink remains. If there is a lot of liquid in the pan, drain before proceeding.
  • Sprinkle taco seasoning over the beef. Add ⅓ cup of water. Cook, stirring continuously for another 2-3 minutes, until water reduces and beef is well mixed with seasoning.
  • Set beef aside to cool before rolling taquitos.

Baked Taquitos

  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Spoon 3-4 tablespoons of ground beef into the middle of a tortilla. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  • Roll tightly, and place seam side down on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  • Brush each taquito with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 15 or so minutes, until edges are brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve with suggested toppings.


  • Taquitos may be frozen (after baking through and cooling) in a storage container for up to 1 month, or a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before reheating in the microwave or the oven.
  • Taquitos work great for meal prep; portion out into a divided meal prep container with toppings. Taquitos may be reheated but are also delicious served cold.


This recipe makes 10 taquitos, 2/person.


Serving: 2taquitos | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 4.5mg