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Cheesy Hawaiian BBQ Beef Taquitos with Pineapple Salsa

Hawaiian Beef Taquitos are an intoxicating bite of  beef smothered in cheese and spicy, sweet, smoky barbecue sauce and refreshing Pineapple salsa!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 -10 taquitos


  • 8-10 12 inch flour tortillas

Simple Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped, divided
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped

Taquito Filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, diced*
  • red onion (remaining from salsa)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sweet barbecue sauce (Like sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper, minced (from can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Combine 1/3 cup red onion and all remaining salsa ingredients to a medium bowl and set aside in the fridge.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add steak and red onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook until steak is mostly cooked through. Add garlic and sauté another 30 seconds.
  • Add remaining taquito filling ingredients (except for cheese) and simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until steak is cooked through and barbecue sauce is warmed. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings and heat as desired.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with foil and place a baking rack on top of it. Divide taquito filling evenly between tortillas and roll as tightly as possible. Brush both sides of each taquito lightly with olive oil, and place on rack, seam side down.
  • Cook taquitos for 10 minutes, then turn oven to broil, adjusting oven rack to top middle position. Broil taquitos until golden brown, 2-3 minutes, watching closely so they don’t burn. Flip taquitos over and broil the other side until crispy. Push taquitos together and top with cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.
  • Top individual servings of taquitos with more barbecue sauce and pineapple salsa.