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Shredded Beef Taquitos

For the shredded beef in this recipe I did use a slow cooker to cook a 3 lb roast, now that was obviously more than enough to make the 10 taquitos that I made but I refrigerated the left overs and made some delicious sandwiches the next night for dinner. So while I did include the recipe for the shredded beef I used, if you have any left over roast this would be a great use for it.

Makes 10

You will need:

* 2-3 tablespoons canola oil
* 10 corn tortillas (I used white, but you can use yellow as well)
* 2 cups cooked shredded beef (recipe follows)
* 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
* shredded lettuce
* guacamole
* non-stick spray

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, fry each tortilla one at a time until soft, about 30 seconds per side (you want them soft so that you can roll them). Add more oil if needed. Transfer to plate using a paper towel to separate each tortilla.
3. To assemble, spoon 2 tablespoons of meat mixture into tortilla and roll closed. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all are rolled.
4. Bake in oven 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 oven.
5. Top with shredded lettuce and guacamole. Serve with salsa for dipping.

For Shredded Beef:

* 1 tablespoon salt
* 1 teaspoons pepper
* 1 teaspoon chili powder
* 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* 1 teaspoon oregano
* 1 (3.3 pound) beef roast
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 3 cups beef broth
* 2 cups water
* 1 onion quartered
* 3 garlic cloves

1. In a bowl mix together salt, pepper, chili powder, granulated garlic, cumin and oregano.
2. Rub mixture all over beef roast to completely coat.
3. In a large pan heat olive oil. Brown roast on all sides, about 5 minutes per side.
4. Place in slow cooker. Add onion and garlic. Pour in water and beef broth. Cover and cook for 8 hours.
5. Remove from slow cooker and shred.

As I said before, this made a lot of meat and I made some awesome sandwiches the next day.
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