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Cheeseburger Grilled Taquitos

Recipe sponsored by Old El Paso

Taquitos are delicious but frying them can be a pain. I made this version on the grill and it took a lot of the work out of the dish for an easy appetizer for your next backyard bbq. I filled mine with ground beef, pickles, tomato, and cheese for a tasty twist on burgers.

Just a little egg helps seal these cheeseburger tubes when you pop them on the grill. The tomato and pickles drive home that burger flavor, and the dip of mayo and BBQ sauce completes the burger formula. Put these out at a party and people will grab them up quick!
Onions and jalapenos in the pan, then the beef goes in. After the meat cools a little, mix it with cheese, tomatoes, and pickles. Put a little of the mixture onto a tortilla. Brush half of the tortilla with egg wash and then roll it up, sealing it with the egg. Throw them on the grill to brown up. The dipping sauce is just BBQ, mayo, and hot sauce. The tortillas get such a great texture from being cooked on the grill. The egg really permiates the bread and makes it feel more thick then a normal tortilla would, but the open flames make it nice and crispy. So much cheesy goodness! The pickles add that much needed sour flavor to balance the heavy beef and cheese.

Cheeseburger Grilled Taquitos

  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 3 Jalapenos diced
  • 1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Diced Pickles
  • 1 cup Diced Tomato
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 8-inch Old El Paso Tortillas
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 2 tablespoons Hot Sauce

Instructions

  1. Add the butter to a frying pan on medium heat and cook the onion down until it gets browned, about 20 minutes. Add the jalapenos halfway through cooking and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Turn the heat to high. Add the ground beef to the pan and break up while cooking. Season with salt and pepper. Cook about 10 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned.
  3. Remove from heat and pour the mixture into a bowl. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix the pickles, tomatoes, and cheese into the meat mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Put the egg into a small bowl and whisk.
  6. Lay out a tortilla and brush some egg on half the tortilla. Place about 1/2 cup of the meat mixture on to the tortilla forming a line across the tortilla.
  7. Roll up the tortilla starting with the non- egg side, so that the egg helps seal the taquito. Brush the outside of the tortillas with oil so they don’t stick on the grill.
  8. Preheat the grill to high.
  9. Meanwhile, mix the bbq sauce, mayo, and hot sauce.
  10. Grill the taquitos until browned. Serve on a platter with the sauce.