If you’re on the lookout for a simple Mexican appetizer to complement your themed meal, look no further! These easy-to-make authentic taquitos provide a crunchy and flavorful option that will leave everyone craving more. Pair them with a unique yet traditional guacamole dipping salsa, and you’ll elevate your appetizer game to new heights.

Authentic Mexican Taquitos Recipe 

These quick and delicious taquitos use fast-cooking ground beef, making them a breeze to prepare.


  • 24 corn tortillas
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 seeded and diced jalapenos
  • 1 large diced red onion
  • 1 red julienned bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 ounces tequila (optional)
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • Canola oil for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. In a sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the jalapenos, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and ground beef to the hot oil and sauté until the ground beef is almost fully cooked and the onions and bell pepper are soft.
  3. Stir in the oregano and cumin.
  4. Add the tequila and lime juice, and simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Roll about 4 tablespoons of the beef filling in the tortillas and secure each with a toothpick.
  6. In a deep skillet, heat ½ an inch of canola oil to 350°F.
  7. Carefully place the uncooked taquitos in the oil, toothpick-secured side facing down, and deep fry until golden brown on both sides. They may need to be flipped.
  8. Transfer the cooked taquitos to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

Guacamole Dipping Salsa Recipe

This easy guacamole recipe combines traditional flavors with some unexpected ingredients for a delightful twist.


  • 3 peeled, seeded, and sliced ripe avocados
  • 1 seeded and diced jalapeno
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 bottle of your favorite Mexican beer (Corona, Dos Equis, Tecate, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • A small handful of cilantro leaves, about 1/4 cup
  • Salt and pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine the avocados, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, sour cream, and beer. Blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the tomato, onion, cilantro, and feta cheese.
  3. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper to taste.


Forget the usual chips and dip; these authentic taquitos and homemade guacamole dipping salsa are sure to impress your guests and satisfy their cravings for Mexican flavors. Simple to make and packed with taste, this appetizer duo will undoubtedly become a staple at your gatherings. Give them a try and see for yourself!