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Jan 27, 2012

Frozen Friday: Jose Ole - Steak & Cheese Flour Taquitos

Jose Ole frozen Steak & Cheese Flour Taquitos (aka Flautas) are a convenient, microwavable option for taquitos.

They come in a 22.5-ounce box of 15 taquitos for $6.49 a box or around $5.00 on sale.

Taquitos were one of my favorite school lunches back in the day but I was always miffed that they'd only give us two skinny ones for our entree (and was ecstatic when they had leftovers for second helpings!). Jose Ole Steak & Cheese Taquitos are a bit thicker and substantial (partially because they're made with flour tortillas and not corn) than my school taquitos of yore and I can eat as many as I want (Still only two oddly enough)!

The flour tortilla doesn't have the same crispness as a corn tortilla but, on the other hand, it's not as oily either. It lends a soft thickness instead.

The filling of a Jose Ole Steak & Cheese Taquito is like a over-braised shredded beef which is to say it a little bit paste-like. Still, the flavor is good; beefy, seasoned, and, a word of warning, spicy. It's not mentioned anywhere on the packaging but these carry a fair bit of heat. The cheese lends a bit of gooey-ness here and there but give little in the way of flavor.

On the whole, I like these a fair bit. The seasoned spicy flavor of beef paired with the soft, slightly chewy flour tortilla is pretty good.

Nutritional Info - Jose Ole Steak & Cheese Flour Taquitos (85g)
Serving Size - 2 Taquitos
Calories - 250 (from Fat - 110)
Fat - 12g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 470mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - less than 1g)
Protein - 8g


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4 comments:

  1. I've always liked frozen taquitos, you can never go wrong with them as a fast snack. You're right in that the meat is often "pasty", but they still usually taste pretty good.

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  2. The ones at my school are quite crisp on the edges due to the frying; flour tortillas are also used, but the filling is a mix of chicken and nacho cheese. Too greasy for me though, although these look fine.

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  3. Haven't tried the flour variation but I really like the Jose Ole corn wrapped chicken taquitos. You're right about corn lending to a crispier texture.

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