Introduction: Taquito Firecracker

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Things You’ll Need

  • El Monterey Southwest Chicken Taquitos
  • Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 8 inch Flour Tortillas
  • Cilantro
  • Red Onions
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Sriracha
  • Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Step 1: Veggie Prep

Tip #1 Tortilla strips can be found in the salad section of the grocery store.

Preheat oven to 375F. Place taquitos in oven and bake for about 7-10 minutes. While taquitos are baking prepare the produce; Mince onions, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro. Set aside.

Step 2: Assembly

Tip #2 If you do not like super spicy…leave out the jalapeño peppers.

Time for assembly. Place flour tortilla on a flat surface and add on cheese, onions, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro, followed by a drizzle of creamy chipotle and Sriracha.

Heat a skillet to medium heat and place tortilla onto it. Cover and let the cheese melt down, making sure not to burn the underside.

Remove the tortilla from the skillet. Take one of the taquitos and roll it up into the tortilla and place into tin pan.

Step 3: Serving and Suggestions

Once all of the taquitos are wrapped, place back into preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Remove firecrackers from oven, cut them in half and trim off any excess tortilla. Place tortilla strips out the top of each half. Place onto tray and serve!


  • Great as an appetizer for independence day, or make them for any party!
  • Carefully light the strips on fire for some extra added excitement =)
  • Try using other El Monterey Taquitos for alternative flavors…nom nom nom

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