These Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos are easy and delicious finger food, perfect for parties, game-watching, or a quick weeknight dinner! Enjoy all the flavors of the classic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich but in a more fun and portable taquito.
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Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos
Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos, also known as rolled tacos or flautas, are a popular snack or appetizer that combines the flavors of the classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich with the crispy, crunchy texture of taquitos.
These delicious treats are made by stuffing a soft tortilla with thin slices of chopped steak, green peppers, and onions, along with melted cheese, then rolling the tortilla tightly and then baking them until they become golden brown and crispy. The result is a flavor-packed, easy-to-eat snack that is perfect for any occasion.
The origins of the Philly cheesesteak sandwich are often disputed. It is widely believed that it was created in the 1930s by a hot dog vendor in South Philadelphia named Pat Olivieri.
According to legend, Olivieri was experimenting with new sandwich ideas when he decided to cook up some thin slices of steak and place them on an Italian roll. As word of the delicious new sandwich spread, Olivieri’s stand became increasingly popular, and the Philly cheesesteak was born.
Over the years, the Philly cheesesteak has evolved and become a beloved culinary icon in Philadelphia and beyond. There are many variations on the classic sandwich, with different types of bread, cheese, and toppings being used. Some popular variations include the use of provolone, American, or Cheez Whiz cheese, as well as toppings like grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, and even hot sauce or ketchup.
In recent years, the Philly cheesesteak has been reinvented in various forms, including taquitos. They are often served with toppings like salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.
Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos: Ingredients & Equipment
To make these Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos, you will need …
- olive oil – or other neutral-flavored cooking oil. To cook your taquito stuffing.
- thinly sliced beef sirloin – you will want to chop it into small pieces.
- Worcestershire sauce and ground black pepper – the seasonings for your filling mixture.
- green pepper and onion – I enjoy these in my cheesesteaks. If you prefer, you can omit them.
- cream cheese – make sure it is softened, so it’s easier to work with.
- Provolone cheese – my personal favorite for cheesesteaks – but feel free to use whatever you like.
- fajita-sized flour tortillas – you can also use taco size. You will need these to hold all of your ingredients and to make taquitos!
- cooking spray or olive oil and salt – for the outside of your taquitos. The oil helps them crisp up, and the salt adds just a little “umph” for taste.
- large skillet – for cooking your filling ingredients.
- baking sheet and parchment paper – for baking your taquitos.
How to make Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos
Cook the beef and veggies. Start by cooking the beef in oil. Add the green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper to the pan and cook until the vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet. Next, preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Next, combine the filling. In a medium bowl, combine the beef mixture, cream cheese, and Provolone cheese until thoroughly combined.
Fill and roll the taquitos. Spoon the beef mixture onto each tortilla. Roll the tortilla around the filling as tight as you can and place the seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Make sure the taquitos are not touching.
Lastly, bake. Spray the tops of the taquitos lightly with cooking spray or brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake until the taquitos are crisp and golden brown.
It’s best to eat taquitos immediately after they are cooked while they are still hot and crispy. If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the taquitos in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until they are hot and crispy again.
Yes, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, place the taquitos in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the taquitos to a sealable plastic bag or airtight container and store them in the freezer. To reheat, bake the frozen taquitos in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until they are hot and crispy.
Yes, you can make them in advance by preparing the filling and assembling the taquitos, but not baking them. Place the assembled taquitos on a baking sheet and cover them with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to eat, simply bake the taquitos as directed in the recipe until they are crispy and golden brown.
Some ideas include using different types of cheese (such as Cheddar or American) and adding additional toppings like mushrooms or hot sauce. You can also try using different types of meat, such as chicken or pork, in place of steak.
Yes, it is possible to make Philly cheesesteak taquitos vegetarian by using a plant-based protein substitute in place of the steak.
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Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos
These Philly Cheesesteak Taquitos are easy and delicious finger food, perfect for parties, game-watching, or a quick weeknight dinner!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 to 1-1/2 lb. thinly sliced beef sirloin, chopped into small pieces
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- 12-16 oz. Provolone cheese, chopped into small cubes
- 16 fajita-sized flour tortillas, warmed
- cooking spray or olive oil
- salt (optional)
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and beef. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper to the pan. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the beef mixture, cream cheese, and Provolone cheese until thoroughly combined.
- Spoon 2-3 tbsp. of the beef mixture onto each tortilla. Roll the tortilla around the filling as tight as you can. Place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Make sure the taquitos are not touching.
- Spray the tops of the taquitos lightly with cooking spray or brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the taquitos are crisp and golden brown.
- Philly cheesesteak taquitos can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, place the taquitos in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the taquitos to a sealable plastic bag or airtight container and store them in the freezer. To reheat, bake the frozen taquitos in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until they are hot and crispy.
- There are many variations of Philly cheesesteak taquitos that you can try. Some ideas include using different types of cheese (such as Cheddar or American) and adding additional toppings like mushrooms or hot sauce. You can also try using different types of meat, such as chicken or pork, in place of steak.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 659mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
Originally published on December 11, 2014. Updated on December 20, 2022.
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