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Ground Beef & Zucchini Taquitos

with Cucumber-Tomato Salsa

Cooking time

45 minutes

Servings

4

Calories

797 /serving

Taquitos are a Mexican dish in which tortillas are filled and rolled up to form long cigar-shaped cylinders of flavour! In this Goodfood version, wheat flour tortillas are stuffed with a combination of ground beef, zucchini, shallots and tomato paste. Once assembled in a baking dish, we are topping our taquitos with generous handfuls of shredded cheddar cheese and baking them to golden perfection. A tomato and cucumber salsa accompanies these delectable rolls for a touch of freshness and to let the light shine into your dining room!

We will send you:

  • 510g Ground beef
  • 3 Scallions
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 Zucchini
  • 30ml Tomato paste
  • 60g Orange cheddar
  • 8 Wheat tortillas
  • 7g Taquito spice blend (smoked paprika, cumin)
  • You will need:

    Large high-sided pan
    Zester
    Baking dish
    Olive oil
    Salt & pepper
    Grater
    Strainer
    Total Fat
    40 g
    Saturated Fat
    13 g
    Sodium
    676 mg
    Total Carbs
    69 g
    Sugars
    8 g
    Protein
    40 g
    Fibres
    7 g
    Preparation
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    Mise en place
    Preheat the oven to 425°F Grate the zucchini; transfer to a strainer set over a bowl; season generously with salt and let drain for 10 minutes. Zest and juice the lime. Cut off and discard the root end of the scallions; thinly slice, separating the white bottoms and green tops. Small dice the tomatoes. Small dice the cucumbers.
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    Cook the filling
    In a large high-sided pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high. Add the white bottoms of the scallions, ground beef, zucchini (squeezing out the liquid before adding), tomato paste, the spice blend and season with S&P. Cook, breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes, until the meat has browned and cooked through. Transfer to a bowl.
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    Assemble & bake the taquitos
    Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of a baking dish. Place the tortillas on a clean work surface. Divide the filling between the tortillas; tightly roll up each tortilla around the filling. Place in the baking dish in a single (or double) layer; seam-side down; top with the ½ the tomatoes and the shredded cheese. Bake in the oven, 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 2 minutes before serving.
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    Make the salsa
    In a bowl, combine the cucumbers, remaining tomatoes, green tops of the scallions, and lime juice. Drizzle with olive oil and season with S&P to taste. Toss to thoroughly combine.
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    Plate your dish
    Divide the finished taquitos between your plates. Top with the tomato cucumber salsa and garnish with as much of the lime zest as you’d like. Bon appétit!

    Health Canada recommends cooking Ground beef to a minimum internal temperature of 71°C.