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1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup unflavored whey protein
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
Water (just enough to hold together)In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Slowly add water, just enough to hold the dough together. On greased parchment paper, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle. Cut into 2 x 5-inch rectangles. Set aside to fill meat with.BEEF FILLING:
1 (3.3 pounds) grass-fed beef roast (you will have extra)
*You could also use CHICKEN
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 TBS coconut oil
5 cups beef broth
1 onion quartered
3 garlic cloves in a bowl mix together salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and oregano. Rub mixture all over beef roast to coat. In a large pan heat oil. Brown roast on all sides, about 6 minutes per side. Place in a slow cooker. Add onion and garlic. Pour in water and beef broth. Cover and cook for 8 hours. Remove from slow cooker and shred. Use to fill tortillas.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet. To assemble, spoon 2 tablespoons of meat mixture into tortilla and roll closed. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all are rolled.Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until ends start to brown. Remove and sprinkle cheese on top. Turn oven setting to broil and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from the oven. Top with shredded lettuce and guacamole if desired. Serve with salsa for dipping.
This will make a lot of meat so you will have leftover meat. Idea: Make my Beef Stroganoff for tomorrow!
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (5 servings)
El Charrito Taquitos = 380 calories, 42 carbs, 4g fiber
“Healthified” Taquitos = 257 calories, 1.9 carbs, trace fiber
these are fantastic!!! and the extra whey for protein is so clever!!
Hi Maria! I was wondering if we could use coconut flour instead? I don’t have almond flour lol
No. Coconut flour and almond flour are totally different.
I will post converting flours on my blog post tomorrow.
Any tips on rolling out the dough? When I tried to roll it our, the dough would stick and break apart. I tried putting oil on the rolling pin and using water also.
I usually roll our between two pieces of wax paper sprayed with oil. 🙂
I figured out the problem with the dough. I added too much water. Would it still work if I reduced the cheese?
I would do a little more cheese and a little more almond flour.
Thank you and we love, love, love your books, blog, and everything, I have struggled with my son since birth, he is now 6, with his diet. I knew a lot of what you teach already, but you have shown me so much more. I am working through your recipes one at a time to help him with his congestion, breathing, and coughing. I tell everyone about you!
Awe, thank you! 🙂
How could I modify the tortilla recipe to make it dairy-free? I assume the Parmesan acts as a binder here, so leaving it out isn’t an option. Is there something I could substitute?
The protein powder act more as the binder so you could try it and adjust as needed with the batter. 🙂
Hi, I have a question. Can I use any unflavored protein powered, like a RAW plant protein?
Yes, I am a fan of this one. 🙂
Thanks! I had some plant protein and just got done using left over roast for these and the dough broke apart and didn’t roll. I just kind of smooched it all together LOL. I am loving your blog! We just went grain and sugar free and I was having a heck of a time trying to find things my 10 yr old son would like, so I’m crossing my fingers trying out a lot of your recipes!
We just got done with them and while my husband and daughter liked it, my son said it was OKAY with salsa and I didn’t like it. I am wondering if my protein just has too weird of a taste for me. I see a lot of your recipes call for a protein powder, is there something else to substitute?
Different protein powders taste different. I have had others tell me they tried a different protein powder (than the Jay Robb) and didn’t like the taste at all. That is one of the reasons I promote Jay Robb. 🙂
Thanks! I’ll have to check that one out then because I am excited to try lots of recipes, but not after using the kind I got lol
If I wanted to make these and freeze them, should I bake them before freezing, or freeze them before I bake them and just bake them when I want them?
Yes, I would bake then freeze. 🙂
How many does this make roughly? Also love your recipes ! Thank you
It really depends on how big you make them. maybe 5-8. 🙂
Can I ommit the whey protein or maybe replace it with nutritional yeast?
Not sure. The whey protein acts as a binder in this recipe. 🙂
I ran the numbers for this recipe as I needed to track it in my Fitday using chicken, which is what is cooking in my crock pot overnight. My numbers show 946 calories for the recipe assuming I would use about 1 cup of chicken filling. Is the number above for just 1 mini taquito? 1/3 c almond meal is 213 calories, and 1/3 cup parmesan is 142 calories just for that little part of the recipe. Something is not right in the numbers you posted Maria if the serving size is 5 mini taquitos.
It shoudl say 5 servings. I fixed it above. 🙂