All the flavours of a cheeseburger in a crispy, baked taquito. These start with ground beef and onions, then mixed with sauce and cheese and wrapped in a flour tortilla for a quick and easy meal the whole family will love.
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Taquitos are one of those foods that work well as a meal, appetizer, or midnight snack.
The crispy little tortillas filled with meat and cheese are just the perfect little handheld food. Especially when served with a nice dish of sauce to dip them in.
While taquitos are often filled with spicy, Mexican flavours, we’ve made these ones milder choosing to fill them with ground beef, cheese and your usual cheeseburger toppings. They really are just like a little rolled up cheeseburger.
These taquitos come together quickly, use simple ingredients, and can be made ahead and frozen so you can always have some on hand.
Why We Love This Recipe
It’s easy – These cheeseburger taquitos are easy to make. After cooking the ground beef and adding the cheese and sauce all there is left to do is wrap it in a tortilla and bake.
Simple ingredients – This recipe uses simple, everyday ingredients. All you need is ground beef, onions, a few condiments and cheese. Making it both convenient and economical to make.
They freeze well – I love recipes that freeze well. They allow me to make a large batch and stash them in the freezer for when I need something quick. These taquitos can be frozen before or after baking and reheated in the oven, microwave or air fryer. Perfect for a quick lunch or after school snack.
The ingredients you will need to make cheeseburger taquitos are:
- Olive oil
- Lean ground beef
- Diced yellow or white onion
- Sweet relish
- Cheddar cheese
- Salt & Pepper
If you want to keep these taquitos lower in fat you can replace the ground beef with ground turkey or chicken.
Start by making the cheeseburger filling.
Cook the beef and onions in a medium size skillet until the beef is no longer pink and the onions are soft. Then drain any fat from the beef.
Add the relish, mustard and ketchup, then add the cheese and stir just until it begins to melt.
Now you can fill and roll the taquitos.
Spread about ¼ cup filling down the middle of each tortilla then roll them up like a cigar. Place them seam side down on a prepared baking sheet.
Brush the tops of the taquitos with a bit of olive oil or spray with olive oil spray then bake at 350°F until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes.
Pro Tip – Make sure you spray the baking sheet with non-stick spray or line it with parchment paper or the taquitos will stick to the pan.
Flour vs Corn Tortillas
I like using flour tortillas for this recipe as they are softer and easier to roll. You can just take them out of the package and get to work.
If you like the flavour of corn tortillas better, or if you need to keep these gluten free, you can substitute corn tortillas in this recipe.
However, if you are going to use corn tortillas you will need to warm them before you fill and roll otherwise they will crack.
The easiest way to warm the corn tortillas before rolling is to heat a skillet over medium heat. Once it is warm lay a tortilla on the skillet for 20-30 seconds. Once it is warm and pliable it is ready to fill and roll. Just don’t let them cool before rolling.
You can also find tortillas that are blends of flour and corn. They taste great and they usually have a similar texture to the flour tortillas and don’t need warming prior to rolling.
These cheeseburger taquitos are great served with all your favourite burger toppings.
We like to serve them with some shredded lettuce, tomato slices, dill pickles and burger sauce for dipping.
You could serve them with a dish of ranch dip, ketchup, mustard, or anything else you like to top your burgers with.
These taquitos are perfect on an appetizer platter, or work well for dinner with a nice salad.
They reheat well in the oven, microwave or air fryer and are even good cold which makes the leftovers great for a quick lunch.
Taquitos freeze very well. You can freeze them either before or after baking. Store them in an air tight container with a piece of wax or parchment paper between layers. You can then just take a few out whenever you need. They should keep for several months.
You can reheat taquitos in the microwave, oven or air fryer. To reheat in the oven just place them on a baking sheet at 350° for about 10 minutes. In the air fryer you can set it to 350°F, they should only take 4-5 minutes to heat through.
More Easy Meals
More Taquito and Taco Recipes to Try
Baked chicken taquitos
Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos – by Life’s Ambrosia
Creamy chicken taquitos – by Kylee Cook’s
Tacos Dorados – by Cook What You Love
Baked Cheeseburger Taquitos
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Pound lean ground beef
- ½ Cup diced onion yellow or white
- 2 tablespoon sweet relish
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- ¼ Cup ketchup
- 1 ½ Cups shredded cheddar cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
- 12 6-inch flour tortillas
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F
- Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and diced onion and cook until the meat is no longer pink and onions are soft.
- Drain any fat from the pan then stir in the relish, mustard and ketchup.
- Add the shredded cheese and stir to combine until cheese is mostly melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread about ¼ cup of the beef down the center of each tortilla and roll it up like a cigar. Place seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Once all taquitos are rolled, lightly brush or spray the tops with a bit of olive oil and place the taquitos in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes until heated through and the tortilla is lightly browned and crispy.
- Serve with toppings and dipping sauces of choice.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
Saturday 1st of January 2022
I got an air fryer for my birthday and have made all the basics. I was looking for something unique and found these! The kids loved them and this will definitely be on our monthly meal rotation. Thank you.