Take-out Tuesday, Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos

I know Cinco de Mayo was last week, but we eat Mexican dishes all the time, and this one just might be my newest favorite~

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The best part is the “easy peasiness” of it


pot roast and a couple of seasoning packets, a slow cooker and tortillas and voilà, dinner’s ready!!  I saw this recipe over at Home Made Interest, but couldn’t find the slow cooker sauce they used so I used a smoky BBQ chili seasoning and a Taco skillet sauce

guacamole topped beef tacquitos thepaintedapron.com

I cut a 3 lb pot roast in half


and froze half for another meal


Now this is the part where you need to insist that you slaved over a hot stove all day to make this crazy good meal


Put the meat in a lined [or sprayed] slow cooker, top with dry seasoning, and top with sauce mix


Cover and cook on low for 8 hours

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Remove meat and shred, it will fall apart easily, and add some liquid from the slow cooker to keep it moist and flavorful…phew, wipe your brow, you’re working so hard!!  Actually “my assistant,” HHjr, was doing and photographing this part for me, even better!!


Place 2-4 T of shredded meat on your tortillas and top with shredded cheese if desired.  Roll up tightly and place seam side down on a foil lined, olive oil sprayed baking sheet

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Spray the taquitos generously with olive oil spray so they will bake up nice and crispy

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Turn half way through baking if you can, but not necessary~

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If you can whip up some fresh guacamole to serve along side or on top you will really be a rock star!

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You can see my 5 minute Guacamole recipe here

Fresh guac is so much better than anything you can buy, it just takes a little pre-planning unless you are lucky enough to find a perfectly ripe avocado at the store.  You can use the brown paper bag trick to speed up the process.   Put the avocado in a closed brown bag in a dark spot, and it should be ready in 12-24 hours

Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Slow Cook 8 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Slow cooker, Tex-Mex
Servings 4


  • slow cooker


  • 1 1/2 lbs beef pot roast
  • 1 packet chili seasoning mix [McCormick Smokey BBQ*]
  • 1 packet taco skillet sauce [Frontera Texas Original*]
  • 12 large flour tortillas
  • 4 oz grated cheddar jack or mexican blend cheese [optional]


  • Place meat in a lined or sprayed slow cooker. Cover with chili seasoning and top with taco sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove meat to platter and shred. Add some sauce from the pot to moisten meat.
  • Place 2-4 Tablespoons of meat down the center of each tortilla and top with cheese if desired.
  • Roll tightly into a log and place seam side down on a foil lined, cooking oil sprayed baking sheet.
  • Spray taquitos with olive oil spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden. Turn half way through baking if possible. Makes 12 taquitos, plan on 2-3 per person
  • Serve with guacamole, sour cream, or queso for dipping if desired


VARIATION: Cut taquitos into 1/2 or 1/3s and serve for appetizers
*NOTE: You can always use your own chili seasonings, and a small can of tomato or enchilada sauce, or even a cream soup. I just grabbed these seasoning packets from the sauce section of the grocery for convenience. Keep in mind you don’t need a lot of liquid because as the meat cooks the fat will mix in with the seasonings to create it’s own sauce
Keyword beef taquitos, easy taquitos, slow cooker tacquitos, spicy pot roast taquitos
tacquitos and guacamole thepaintedapron.com

These are great leftover, just wrap them in foil and reheat in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes or so, or stash in the freezer

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10 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos”
  1. Mary says:

    Buenos días Jenna! Your pot roast taquitos look muy bueno and I love the ease of this recipe! I need to put my slow cooker to work. Fun that you have an assistant for your photographing and some of your recipe inspiration 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    Love this!

  3. Kitty says:

    We all love easy peasy recipes, Jenna, and this sounds like it would knock my socks off!

  4. These look delicious! We love Mexican food so I am pinning this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Liz Mackie says:

    Nice and easy recipe. Thank you.

  6. Lynn says:

    No doubt that meat has lots of flavor! Sounds like a fun meal:@)

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I can see why this would be a favorite, I can’t wait to try this recipe! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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