Black Bean Cheese Taquitos

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Black Bean Cheese Taquitos-these Easy vegetarian taquitos make a great party appetizer or main dish! Serve with all of your favorite toppings!

Black Bean Cheese Taquitos

Vegetarian Taquitos

Everyone LOVES our chicken taquitos recipe, it is one of the most popular recipes on our site. It is also one of the most popular recipes in our house! Our boys are always begging for taquitos for dinner.

When we make taquitos, I always make vegetarian taquitos for me and I thought it was time I shared the recipe so you can make them too! These Black Bean Cheese Taquitos are super easy to make and are great for a party appetizer or dinner.

Black Bean Cheese Taquito Recipe

What are Taquitos?

Taquitos are basically rolled up tacos. The small rolled-up tortillas are traditionally filled with chicken, beef, or cheese, but I used black beans and some veggies for my vegetarian version. Taquitos are usually fried, but we like to bake them in the oven to keep things on the healthier side. A taquito is different than a flauta, taquitos are made with corn tortillas and flautas are made with flour tortillas.

How to Make Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos are easy and fun to make at home. Here are some tips for making taquitos!

  • For vegetarian taquitos, I make a filling with black beans, cheese, red pepper, corn, cilantro, green onion, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. You won’t miss the meat because there are lots of delicious flavors going on!
  • Make sure you rinse and drain the black beans well.
  • Use 6-inch fresh corn tortillas. Your tortillas will roll a lot easier if they are fresh. To help the tortillas roll better and not crack, get two paper towels damp and place two tortillas at a time in between the paper towels. Place in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and roll up the taquitos.
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of the black bean mixture in the center of the tortilla and sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Roll the tortilla up tightly. Place the taquito, seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Continue rolling taquitos until the tortillas and filling are gone. You should have about 20 taquitos.
  • Don’t over fill the tortillas or they won’t roll and stay closed.
  • Spray the taquitos generously with nonstick cooking spray before you put them in the oven. If you don’t spray them well, they won’t crisp up in the oven. Bake for 17-23 minutes or until taquitos are golden brown and crispy.

Easy Black Bean Cheese Taquito Recipe

Taquitos Toppings

The best part about taquitos, besides the fact that they are crispy rolled up tacos, the TOPPINGS! We always load our taquitos with lots of delicious toppings. Here are a few of our favorites:

Put out the toppings and let your family or guests top their own taquitos! You can also serve Mexican rice or cilantro lime rice on the side!

Taquitos are the perfect party food and kids love them…even these vegetarian taquitos. Our boys like them just as much as our famous chicken taquitos. They will eat both!

If you like this taquitos recipe, check out:

Vegetarian Taquito Recipe

Black Bean Cheese Taquitos

These easy vegetarian taquitos are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or make them for parties! Top with your favorite toppings! 

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Cuisine
Mexican
Servings
20

Ingredients

For the taquitos:

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 20 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar Mexican, or pepper jack cheese

For the toppings:

  • Chopped lettuce
  • Sliced green onions
  • Pico de gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • Shredded cheese
  • Queso fresco
  • Salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the black beans, red pepper, corn, cilantro, green onion, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. To help the tortillas roll better and not crack, get two paper towels damp and place two tortillas at a time in between the paper towels. Place in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and roll up the taquitos. If your corn tortillas are super fresh, you might be able to skip this step.

  4. Place a heaping tablespoon of the black bean mixture in the center of the tortilla and sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Roll the tortilla up tightly. Place the taquito, seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Continue rolling taquitos until the tortillas and filling are gone. You should have about 20 taquitos.

  5. Spray the taquitos generously with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 17-23 minutes or until taquitos are golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and serve warm with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Cheese Taquitos
Amount Per Serving (20 g)
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 97mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 10.5%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword

taquitos

 

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. I’ve made the chicken ones and froze.  They reheat perfectly, I used the microwave and did about 45 seconds- minute with a damp paper towel on top to retain moisture.

      I imagine these would reheat just as well. 

    1. I commented above, but, just to be sure you see this: I’ve made the chicken ones and froze.  They reheat perfectly, I used the microwave and did about 45 seconds- minute with a damp paper towel on top to retain moisture.
      I imagine these would reheat just as well

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