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Get these taquitos on the table, fast, no deep-fryer necessary.

EatingWell Magazine is a longstanding ode to home-cooked, nutritious food that doesn’t leave out any flavor. Their latest cookbook is a vibrant book of 45-minute meals perfect for even the busiest weekday, so everyone can be at the table together for some quality dinnertime. These oven-fried beef taquitos mean Mexican night is ON!

By baking taquitos in a hot oven, we found a way to still achieve that crispy, crave-worthy shell. A seasoned beef and zucchini filling and sharp Cheddar give this dish loads of flavor. Don’t worry if some of the taquitos crack open while baking — they’ll still be delicious. Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

Clean It Up

Cooking sprays contain propellants, which are hydro-carbons like butane and propane, and small quantities do make it into your food, but in amounts the FDA deems safe. These same propellants can also contribute, albeit minimally, to ground-level ozone (the main component of smog). To skip propellants, opt instead for a pump-spray bottle you fill with your own oil.

Reprinted with permission from EatingWell Quick And Clean