So what did I do when I had a bit of left over Sloppy Joe meat when there just wasn't enough for a full meal with buns the 2nd time around? I remember one time years back I rolled them in crescent dough for what we called a "Classy Joe", and was declared a local hero by some, but sadly the only carb I happened to have lying about this time around was flour tortillas. Then, the light bulb went off. Angels sang, and the taste buds rejoiced. Introducing Sloppy Joe Taquitos!!
|Sloppy Joe Taquitos - They DO say necessity is the mother of invention!|
Slop-quitos? Sloppy-itos? Taquito-Joes? Hmmm. Once of those names should be clever enough to stick. All you need to make these bad boys is some left over Sloppy Joe meat, some flour tortillas, a little shredded cheese, cooking spray, a cooking sheet and salt.
|You're gonna want to make these|
I started by covering a cookie sheet with tin foil and coating with cooking spray
If you have small flour tortillas, just cut them in half, if you have the huge burrito sized tortillas, cut the edges off the tortillas and then in half to make a pile of rectangles.
Place a little bit of Sloppy Joe meat in a line at one end. Add a tiny bit of shredded cheese and roll up the taquito while pushing down (to squish the meat to the ends of the roll) as you go ( I had the smaller tortillas this time so I just cut them in half).
|Good pressure while rolling will force the meat out to the ends of the tube.|
|These are rather haphazard - I was actually trying to get dinner on the table and blog pics were a quick afterthought|
Bake at 425º for 20 minutes until golden brown and crisp
|These crunch up so nicely when you bake at 425º! No frying needed.|
|Not pretty, but delicious!|
|Taquito-Joes - You are welcome taste buds!|
|You are welcome children - you are lucky mommy is a genius|
|Sloppy Joe Taquitos - hey the original at least rhymes.|
All and all these were a big hit! If you are interested in our regular chicken taquitos, click here, which are also well loved around here. So let me know what you think I should call these crazy things, other than that it's going on my very short list of "things my kids will eat and not complain about"! Yay for me. Enjoy.