Beef Taquitos with a Creamy Avocado Lime Dip (04.10.12)

Posted at 4:39 PM, Apr 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-10 18:45:41-04

by Jennifer Burns

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup salsa, plus more for dipping
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • Sour cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the beef and break it up while it cooks, until it is no longer red, about 3-5  minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of the salsa, the chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes.

Place the tortillas on a plate and cover them with damp paper towels. Microwave them until for 35-40 seconds. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup of the beef mixture, spreading it to an inch from the edges. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the beef.

Roll up the tortillas and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet with the seam sides down. Brush the taquitos lightly with vegetable oil. Bake until the filling is heated through and the tortillas are lightly browned, about 8 to 12 minutes.

Creamy Avocado Lime Dip

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2 teaspoons salsa
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Mash avocado until creamy or blend in a food processor. Chill for at least an hour for best flavor.