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Easy 1-Pan Cheeseburger Taquitos



I was inspired to make an easy small-portion version of the Cheeseburger Taquitos they show in this Twisted YouTube video with 15 Different Cheeseburger recipes. A key to making these 'cheeseburger' recipes is putting sesame seeds on top, so it looks like a hamburger bun. :) Unfortunately, I didn't have any around.


(Haha, the first photo on this post to the right is after I took a bite. Yum!)



In the video, they saute 1/2 lb. of ground beef, onions, spices, and tomato ketchup together. They add 2 cups of mixed cheese to this mixture and then chill it. Then, they fill 8 tortillas, brush them with egg wash to help seal them when they roll them into a taquito shape. Then they brush egg wash on top of all the taquitos, add sesame seeds :) and bake in the oven.



I called my simplified version: "Easy 1-Pan Cheeseburger Taquitos," but I actually cooked it 2 ways: in the pan and I also baked them -- to test the different ways & see how they taste.


This is written as Steps/Instructions at the bottom of the post.


What I used:

- Ground Beef (2.5 or 3 oz.) to fill 2 1/2 large tortillas

(You could add more & fill them as much as you want)

- Old El Paso Taco seasoning (part of this huge dinner kit I got for $7.99)

- 2 1/2 Mission tortillas

- 1/8 cup of Sargento shredded cheddar cheese

(I didn't measure too closely; you can use any cheese you have around that is melts easily.)


Supplies: 1 plate for prep and 1 pan; baking pan (optional - if you want to bake them)


Total Cook Time: Pan - 7-10 min. (including prep); Baking - ~15 min


I mixed the ground beef with some Old El Paso taco seasoning right in the packaging. No need for an extra plate in this part.


I cooked the ground beef with a little oil on medium-high heat for 3-5 min or so. I took it out and pat it dry with a paper towel. (For things I cook in oil, I always pat them dry with a paper towel after cooking them -- to try to get some extra oil out.)


I put a tortilla on the plate and added a little cheddar to the tortilla. Then I put some ground beef on there and added a little more cheddar.




I rolled the tortillas into the taquito shape -- putting the unsealed edges on the bottom touching the plate to keep things together. No need for an egg wash.


Pan: I placed it in the same pan with the unsealed edges down -- cooking for 1-2 min. on each side to get a nice brown color.







Baking Pan: I sprayed it with cooking spray and then I laid them in the baking pan with the unsealed edges down. I baked it at 350 degrees for ~10 min., so the tortilla could get crispy.













RESULT: Success. :)



We are good at this! Super tasty and fast.


In both cooking methods, the tortilla sealed itself with the help of the melted cheese. There was no need for an egg wash.


Both cooking methods are easy and they taste pretty similar. Pan cooked is on the left and baked is on the right in the photos below. Baking is slightly healthier because you're not getting the extra oil when you cook the tortilla, but it's not that much oil really. And also, it takes longer and you have to use another baking pan.


I'll definitely make these again soon. I will add this to my post: Ground Beef: American & International Favorite. Check it out for more ideas on how to use ground beef.

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/ground-beef-american-international-favorite


This is written as Steps/Instructions below these photos. Give it a try!





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Steps/Instructions:


What I used:

- Ground Beef (2.5 or 3 oz.) to fill 2 1/2 large tortillas

(You could add more & fill them as much as you want)

- Old El Paso Taco seasoning (part of this huge dinner kit I got for $7.99)

- 2 1/2 Mission tortillas

- 1/8 cup of Sargento shredded cheddar cheese

(I didn't measure too closely; you can use any cheese you have around that is melts easily.)


Supplies: 1 plate for prep and 1 pan; baking pan (optional - if you want to bake them)


Total Cook Time: Pan - 7-10 min. (including prep); Baking - ~15 min



1.) Mix Old El Paso Taco Seasoning with ground beef.


2.) Cook ground beef with a little oil on medium-high heat for 3-5 min or so.

** After it is cooked, if desired, take it out & pat dry with paper towel to get some extra oil out.)


3.) On the plate, put a tortilla on the plate and add a little cheddar to the tortilla. Then put some ground beef on there and add a little more cheddar.


4.) Roll the tortilla into a taquito shape.


5.) Pan:

On medium to medium-high heat, place the tortilla with unsealed edges down first, cook for 1-2 min., then flip and cook the other side.

-- You just are browning and crisping up the tortilla.


Baking Pan:

Spray the pan with cooking spray and lay the taquitos with unsealed edges down;

bake at 350 degrees for 10 min.



That's it! Give it a try! We are good at this! :)




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