This is much more of an idea - borne out of the age old question of what to do with leftovers - its what Im making for dinner tonight, so I thought Id share it.
Leftover meat - tonight Im using some sliced up steak, and some pulled pork, but this works great with shredded chicken, turkey, even ham and duck...
Flour tortillas; I use the soft taco size, about 8 diameter.
Cheese: You can use almost any type of melting cheese you might have in the fridge - I love a sharp white cheddar...
shred or slice meat youll be using and set aside.
Slice cheese - enough for 2 slices per tortilla.
On a tortilla, place a couple slices of cheese and top with about 1/3 cup of meat, arranged in a line, just slightly off center. Roll.
In a large cast iron skillet, begin heating a couple tablespoons of lard (Yes! You must use lard! - it makes all the flavor difference in the world.) over medium heat. When the lard begins to shimmer, begin laying the taquitos into the pan, with the seam side down, leaving space between them for rolling. Depending on how many youre making, you may have to work in batches. When they begin to brown and puff up slightly, roll them, and continue to cook / roll till all sides are browned and puffy. If working in batches keep cooked taquitos in a warm oven, uncovered, while browning the rest. Add additional lard as needed while cooking.
Serve with freshly chopped Cilantro, Guacamole, Salsa, and/or Sour Cream.
Recap of this threads recipes: w/o 6/18/2011
Meal* 5 Lemon Pepper Pork Chops
Meal* 8 Marinated Pork Chops Dijon
Meal* 10 Pork Chop Casserole
Meal* 12 BBQ MEATLOAF
Meal* 25 Fieri meatloaf/meatballs
Meal* 33 Salsa Meatloaf
Meal* 36 Taquitos
Side* 35 Brussels Sprouts
(please don’t add any new recipes on this thread - this week’s cooking thread coming up!)