In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I made taquitos last night. I lied. I was going to make them anyway and it happened to fall on Cinco de Mayo.
1 lb of ground beef (cooked and drained) or shredded cooked chicken
1/2 C salsa
1 small onion -- chopped
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 tsp chipotle pepper -- minced
Shredded cheese -- whichever you prefer
10 flour tortillas
To your meat add the onion and garlic and chipotle pepper. Stir until the onions are soft. Add salsa and stir until warmed through. Taste and add any salt or pepper as necessary.
Heat about an inch of oil for a shallow pan fry. Warm up the tortillas so they are just pliable, but not crisp.
Take a warm tortilla and add about two tablespoons of meat mixture on the part of the tortilla closest to you. Spread it out so it falls in a line. Don't take it right to the edges, but stop about an inch or two from the edge. Add a sprinkle of cheese or however much you like. Roll it away from you, making it as tight as you can without tearing the tortilla. Fasten with a toothpick. Shallow fry for a couple of minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Drain the taquitos. I used a large bowl stuffed with paper towels so any oil inside the taquito dripped away.
I served these with sour cream and shredded lettuce with chopped tomatoes. They were very good. Even B was surprised!!