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Baked Taco Rollups

Adapted from Mommy I'm Hungry

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 small can diced green chilies mild
  • 1 (recipe for homemade taco seasoning below)
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 16 ounce can refried beans (regular or fat free*)
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-jack or cheddar cheese
  • flour tortillas small to medium size

Suggested Condiments-

  • lettuce chopped
  • tomatoes chopped
  • olives
  • sour cream
  • Sheri's Salsa
  • Guacamole

Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder- (more or less as needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet brown meat and onion over medium-high heat. Drain off any excess liquid. Add chilies, refried beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix well and cook for a few minutes until bubbly. Add a little water or tomato juice if the mixture seems dry.
  3. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the taco meat mixture onto a tortilla. Sprinkle with about a tablespoon of cheese. Roll up as you would a taquito, not filling the tortilla too full, but rolling fairly tight, so the tortilla will not come undone easily. Place filled tortillas in a single layer onto a lightly greased baking sheet, seam side down. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve with optional condiments.
  5. Makes about 12-15 medium tacos.

Recipe Notes

-*I used about 3/4 of a 16 oz can of refried beans. We liked the filling with less bean and more meat.
Another option is to add a can of drained pinto beans and smash them with a potato masher into the meat after the meat is cooked. Add about 1 tablespoon of canola oil while mashing beans.
-If serving to young children (who may not eat a whole taco) or using as an appetizer, cut the tacos in half, preferably on a diagonal.
-Heat up leftovers wrapped in a paper towel for about 1 minute in microwave.