Beef Taquitos Recipe
Beef Taquitos Recipe

A taquito, (aka a rolled taco, or flauta) is a Mexican dish of a rolled-up tortilla filled with meat and deep-fried. Often topped with sour cream and guacamole, it's delicious.

What you'll need

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g sirloin steak, chopped into 1cm cubes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 8 flour tortillas

Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4


Method

First

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan, and gently fry the onion and garlic until softened. Chuck in the steak cubes, and fry for 2 minutes until browned all over.

Second

Add the oregano, the cumin, the sugar, and the tomato puree. Season well, stir, and cook for a minute or so with the meat and onion. Pour in the stock, bring up to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened and glossy. Turn off the heat, and add the coriander.

Third

To serve, fill the centre of each tortilla with the beef mix, and roll up like a big cigar - two tortillas per person should be enough. Add some lemon-dressed salad to the plate, and a salsa of your choice, and enjoy!

Wine Match

For the perfect wine pairing, crack open a bottle of the deliciously juicy Vino di Ventisquero Reserva Pinot Noir. This is a lovely wine that is ideal for Mexican sharing dishes such as these Beef Taquitos!


There you have it -- a special recipe for Beef Taquitos!

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