Baked Ground Beef
From the kitchen at Spicewood
These tasty rolled tacos are filled with spicy ground
beef and cheese.
Bonus: they are baked instead of fried so they are
lighter on calories than the usual restaurant
vegetable oil plus extra
1 1/4 pound extra lean ground beef
1/2 medium white onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic
3/4 cup grated cheddar or jack cheese
12 extra large corn tortillas
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large saute pan over
medium high heat.
Add ground beef and break up a bit with a wooden
Finely chop onion and add to ground beef along with
the cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt and black
Cook ground beef for about 6 minutes total.
Mince garlic and add to beef during the last two
minutes of cooking.
Remove meat from heat.
Place 2 corn tortillas directly on the upper rack of
the oven for about 30-45 seconds. Remove from oven and
place on a cutting board.
Place a couple of tablespoons of the meat mixture to
the right of center on each tortilla and top with a
tablespoon of grated cheese. Roll tortillas up tightly
and place on a cookie sheet.
Repeat process with remaining
When all are filled brush each Taquito generously with
vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt. Place in
oven for 10 minutes or until the tops are lightly
toasted and the cheese has melted on the inside