12 May 2012

Recipe: Homemade JD BBQ Beef Taquitos

Author: DaisyChubb | Filed under: Recipes

ohh yum. I love those little taquitos that come in a box… a little too much. They’re really not worth the money (we only splurge when they’re on sale), but they’re so quick to take out of the freezer and eat. I never nuke ’em, they get too soggy – I saute in a little butter and get them crispy. Then of course they’re dipped in sour cream and salsa and life is good.

But then I finally tried the recipe that has been floating around the blogosphere for over a year. Homemade taquitos! Baked, not fried. Buuuut after I baked them I fried them in a tiny bit of butter. I like the flavour – but that step is totes optional :)

So you don’t need much for this recipe – it would so SO super easy to make a bunch and stick them in the freezer – a much healthier and transparent version of the ones you can buy in the store. All you need is some leftover meat of some kind (shredded beef/chicken/pork, ground beef, ground chicken, whatever!), some kind of sauce (bbq, salsa, ranch, buffalo, whatever!) and some tortillas.  You can then add cheese, any veggies, beans, rice – you could saute some mushrooms and make vegetarian ones! I guess what I’m trying to say is that this recipe has endless possibilities for customization. :)

I happened to have leftover slowcooked beef, and Jack Daniels. Really what more do you need in life?

Here’s what you need if  you want to do it just like me: A bag of small tortillas (or make your own!), leftover pulled beef, shredded cheese, homemade jack daniels bbq sauce (yum), dips!

Recipe Tips:

+ Warm up the tortillas in the microwave between 2 paper towels before you roll them.

+ Even if you use a bottled bbq sauce, warm it up in the saucepan before you add the beef. It gets nice and sticky and flavourful this way – you won’t be disappointed.

Jack Daniels BBQ Beef Taquitos

Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites


 approx. 1 1/2 cups shredded beef

package of 10 tortillas

about 1/2 cup sauce (recipe for JD BBQ sauce below)

1 cup shredded cheese

Jack Daniels BBQ sauce

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup original Bulls Eye BBQ sauce

1/4 cup Jack Daniels

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp garlic

1 tsp seasoning salt

1 pat salted butter


Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat, allowing the brown sugar to caramelize and get all bubbly. Simmer on medium-low until reduced.


Preheat oven to 425.

Add beef to sauce and set aside. Microwave tortillas until pliable. Add 2 heaping tablespoons or beef to the middle of the tortilla and sprinkle with cheese. Tightly roll and place seam down on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

Now you’re ready to eat! I went one step further and fried them quick in a few tsp of butter, so try that if you want them super crispy.


Those “fries” in the back are a teaser – I’ll have a recipe for them during Video Game Week 😀

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10 Responses to “Recipe: Homemade JD BBQ Beef Taquitos”

  1. Mitch Allan on Facebook says:
  2. This sounds like a great alternative over buying Taquitos out of the box. Sounds delicious too!

  3. Ash-Lee Hommy on Facebook says:
  4. My thoughts exactly! I love those little bastards! And these are way more tasty

  5. Mitch Allan on Facebook says:
  6. Could this work with chicken too?… I always have so much chicken at home ha ha

  7. Ash-Lee Hommy on Facebook says:
  8. oops I accidentally deleted your comment because facebook is being stupid! Anyways, yes do chicken!! I’m totally doing that next time – buffalo chicken or BBQ chicken, it’s all good 😀

  9. Mitch Allan on Facebook says:
  10. Mmm buffalo chicken sounds delicious!!! I’ll look forward to seeing it! I definitely have to sign up on your site still ha ha.

  11. Ash-Lee Hommy on Facebook says:
  12. It’d only be worth it if I have a contest where the prize was mailing you homemade taquitos though ;D

  13. Mitch Allan on Facebook says:
  14. Ha ha ha, I would greatly enjoy that.

  15. I am sharing this with my daughter! She LOVES those taquitos in a box too! But we also love to cook! Perfect – thank you Daisy!

  16. DaisyChubb says:
  17. Let me know how they turn out Azzrian! They are so so easy and sooo yummy, you’ll love ’em! 😀

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