Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baked Black Bean Taquitos-Easy Peasy!

These taquitos are easy to make, healthy, and delicious! We liked them so much after I first made them that we had them two more times within the same week and a half ;) Enjoy!

Baked Black Bean Taquitos

Adapted from: Naturally Ella who adapted it from a Whole Foods recipe :) Keepin' the love going.

Servings: 6-8 Taquitos
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small jalapeno de-seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup black beans drained and rinsed if using from a can
  • 1/4-1/3 cup cilantro
  • 6-8 white or yellow corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Colby Jack, mozzarella, queso fresco, or Oaxaca cheese (i.e. whatever kind you like ;)
  • Oil for brushing
  • Pre-heat oven to 425˚ and bring a medium/large pot of water to a simmer.
  • In a pan, heat oil over medium heat.  Saute onion and pepper until onion becomes translucent.  Stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and continue to cook for 1-2 more minutes.  Add in black beans and cilantro, cooking until beans are heated through- two to three minutes more.
  • Turn off pot of water.  Taking one corn tortilla at a time, dip in hot water for 3-4 seconds.  Place on a cutting board and scoop one spoonful of black bean filling and a hefty pinch of cheese on top.  Roll tight and place seam side down on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.  Repeat until all the filling is used.  Brush each piece with oil.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until the corn tortilla is a light brown color.  Dip in salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.
    We like to eat taquitos whilst playing games :) These are actually chipotle beef taquitos but hey, it's the only picture I had ;) These are divine too. I'll have to share the recipe later....
    P.S. Don't worry, we are working on Job's shuffling skills


      1. Yummy! You guys are always cooking such good food :) Love it! and I love that you are gamers too ;) It's a weakness of ours as well haha

      2. Haha I was snickering a little bit at Job's shuffling, not gonna lie... :)

        But that sounds (and looks) delicious! I'm totally going to try that! Yummy! Thanks!