When I was thinking about writing this taquitos recipe, my mind wandered back to my college days. Those little rolled up tortillas filled with seasoned meat or beans were my go-to lunch option, and for good reason.

Not only did they satisfy my hunger, but there was something about the crispy exterior of the taquito paired with the flavorful filling that always hit the spot.

Whether I was eating them in the student lounge during a quick break or grabbing a few to go on my way to class, taquitos were always a reliable and tasty choice. In fact, to this day, every time I see taquitos on a menu, I can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia and smile.


Satisfy Your Cravings: Savory Taquitos Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and tasty meal option, look no further than this savory taquitos recipe. It’s easy to follow and will satisfy your cravings for something tasty.

Taquitos Ingredients:

  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken, lean beef, or beans
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine shredded meat or beans with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix it well.
  3. Set up your tortillas on a flat surface. Take a spoon and put 2 tbsp of the mixture into each tortilla.
  4. Divide the cheese evenly among the 12 tortillas.
  5. Tightly roll the tortillas placing the seam side down on the baking sheet. Brush the top of each taquito with vegetable oil.
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. You can also deep fry your taquitos for extra crispy texture.
  7. Serve them hot with salsa, guacamole, or your choice of dipping sauce.

Taquito Tips:

Add some extra vegetables to your taquito mixture for extra flavor and nutrition. Chopped bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes make great additions!

Make a big batch of taquitos to have leftovers for lunches or a quick snack.

You can also make them vegetarian using beans or tofu instead of chicken.

Food Trivia

Taquitos are a true culinary delight loved by many, but not everyone knows the fascinating history behind these rolled-up, deep-fried tortillas.

The concept of taquitos can be traced back to pre-Columbian Mexico, where indigenous people wrapped food in tortillas for easy consumption.

However, the taquitos we know today were popularized in the United States, particularly in southern California, where I went to college. Long before that, local Mexican restaurants began serving crispy, meat-filled taquitos, which quickly became a favorite among audiences.

Today, taquitos can be found in supermarkets and popular food chains, and are enjoyed both as a convenient snack or appetizer and a staple dish in Mexican cuisine.

Nutrient Notes

Let’s not ruin this moment by talking about calories, shall we? Who needs that kind of negativity in their life? Let’s just enjoy the savory goodness and all the flavors that taquitos bring to our taste buds.

Actually though, taquitos can provide some nutrient value. For example, they typically contain protein and carbohydrates, and can provide a good amount of energy.

Additionally, if you choose a taquito made with lean meat or beans, and whole-grain tortillas, you will also get some fiber and important vitamins and minerals.

So, while taquitos may not be the most nutritious food choice, they can certainly fit into a healthy and balanced diet — if you enjoy them in moderation.

After all, life is all about balance. If indulging in a taquito every now and then brings you a moment of pure happiness, then go for it! Just remember to balance it out with some healthier choices and regular exercise to keep your body feeling good.

So, go ahead and take a big bite, savor the crunch, lick your fingers – it’s all part of the taquito experience. Life’s too short to worry when there’s taquitos to be enjoyed. ☺️

Enjoy this easy and delicious recipe for savory taquitos!

With only a few simple ingredients and a little bit of love, you can make these crispy, flavorful snacks at home in no time.

So what are you waiting for? Get into the kitchen, fire up the oven or heat up your oil, and enjoy these crunchy delights.