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Every "blue-moon", not very often, but it happens, I'll overcook meat where it's really not like meat anymore, because it's become more like "pressed wood" from being so dried out from over cooking.
I didn't like the thought of throwing it out, but it wasn't good at all-way too dry, and it hit me. Why not just use that dry overcooked beef for taquitos since I'm mixing a few other ingredients into it? It might not be so bad, and it was actually very-very good! And there was no difference in taste from perfectly cooked meat inside the taquitos vs the overcooked meat.
A funny that happened was my hubby had his taste buds set for roast and gravy. When he saw me rolling up taquitos, he said what happened to the roast and gravy with potatoes you were going to make?
I just said I changed dinner to taquitos instead, hehe - my little secret of my boo-boo. I told him later, after he thoroughly enjoyed the taquitos with the beef that got overcooked.
So all in all, roast beef, pork, or over cooked "any kind of meat" actually would work great rolled up in these yummy crunchy shelled taquitos.
Taquitos are meats rolled in tortillas and fried. Typically, taquitos are dipped in guacamole and sprinkled with grated cheese like cheddar cheese before eating. Taquitos can be made using leftover meat from another meal or using meat that has been freshly cooked.
While the meat and spices are simmering, warm the tortillas in the microwave. Pour about an inch of vegetable oil into a heavy skillet and heat until the oil sizzles when spattered with water. Pour a couple tablespoons of the meat mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll the tortilla closed. Use toothpicks to keep the tortillas from unraveling.
Fry the taquitos in the hot oil until the taquitos are a golden brown. You may have to adjust the heat so that the taquitos cook to your desired degree of crispness. Serve hot with guacamole and shredded cheese.
Source: My Daily Moment
By LRP from LWL, MA
This has become a family favorite and I always have to make a double recipe. Also sometimes we pour a can of nacho soup over the top before baking.