Egg, Chorizo & Chicken Taquitos

This recipe came from my Internet friend FutureMon. I've added a few tweaks of my own and the taquitos came out tasting delicious!

12 oz. chorizo sausage
5-6 eggs
3 cloves garlic, minced
18 oz. chicken or turkey, cooked* & shredded
24 oz. green chile salsa
red pepper flakes, to taste

24 corn tortillas
cooking oil (canola)

Melt the chorizo in a skillet, then stir in the eggs and simmer for a few minutes. Do not overly stir the eggs. It's desirable that they should not be completely blended in. When the eggs have firmed up make a little clearing in the middle of the mixture, pour in a small amount of oil, then sauté the minced garlic until it becomes limp but not burned. Next add the cooked turkey or chicken, add the salsa, and optionally add some red pepper flakes, to taste. Stir the mixture and simmer until it is heated throughout. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.

Clean the skillet or use a different skillet, add some safflower oil and briefly sauté over medium heat each corn tortilla in the oil to soften it, then set aside with a paper towel over and under to soak up the oil. Set aside to cool.

Spoon the stuffing mixture into each tortilla and roll up, affix with a toothpick and place on a foil covered cookie sheet. When they are all done, bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes until they are lightly browned. Be careful to not overcook them.

Serve with guacamole, chopped cilantro, chopped onion, chopped tomato, refried beans and Mexifornian Rice or perhaps with your own rice recipe or store Spanish rice mix. Makes 24 taquitos, serves 4-6.

Note: I used Mission brand yellow corn tortillas, super size, and they were excellent!

* You can use 3-4 chicken breasts. Sauté them in a small amount of oil if not already cooked.

Proportions for a smaller batch

4 oz. chorizo sausage
2 eggs
1 clove garlic, minced
6 oz. chicken or turkey, cooked, shredded
8 oz. green chile salsa
red pepper flakes, to taste

8 corn tortillas
cooking oil (canola)

Makes 8 taquitos, serves 1-2.

Credit: From my Internet friend who calls himself FutureMon.

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