I’m a guacamole snob. I’m from California and I’ve lived in Arizona since I was 4 years old. Needless to say I’ve had avocados and guacamole around my entire life. I’m not a guacamole purist per say, but I know one thing…it should taste good. I’ve never been able to find a store bought guacamole that I liked. I try a new one here and there off someone’s suggestion, I don’t like it, and then I question my friendship with that person.
Beef Taquitos and Wholly Guacamole
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus more for brushing
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup salsa plus more for dipping
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 10 - 6 ″ flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream for dipping
Heat oven to 400 degree F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook them for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add the beef and use a wooden spoon or a spatula to break it up while it cooks, util it is no longer red, about 3 minutes. Stir in the salsa, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
Place the tortillas on a plate and cover them with damp paper towels. microwave them until warm and pliable, about 45 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 side down. Brush the taquitos lightly with vegetable oil, then bake them until the filling is heated through and the tortillas are lightly browned, about 8 to 12 minutes. Serve them hot with sour cream, salsa and/or guacamole.