Baked Black Bean Taquitos
These Baked Black Bean Taquitos are healthy and so tasty. Beans, veggies, lime juice, and spices, wrapped in a tortilla and baked to a golden brown, this dish is fantastic.
Servings: 12 taquitos
- 2 cans (14 oz. each) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. cumin powder
- ¼ tsp. salt or to taste
- ¼ tsp. pepper or to taste
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 ½ tbsp. lime juice
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp. plant butter (or regular butter)
- 12 6-inch flour tortillas
In a medium saucepan, simmer the beans, onion, garlic, veggie stock, and spices for 15 minutes, until the onion softens nicely and the liquid has almost evaporated.
Add the plant butter, lime juice, and cilantro, and mash everything together with a potato masher.
Lay out the tortillas on a flat surface and divide the bean mixture among the 12 tortillas (about 3 tablespoons for each). Roll up each tortilla tightly and place it seam side down.
Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread about 2 tablespoons of oil evenly across it.
Place the taquitos seam side down on the baking tray, making sure that you are leaving at least ½ inch of space between each one.
Using a pastry brush, brush a thin layer of oil on each taquito.
Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, until the tortillas start to brown.
USING CORN TORTILLAS
If you prefer making this recipe gluten-free, then you can substitute corn tortillas for the flour tortillas. Because it's more difficult to roll these tortillas without breaking them, here is how you can soften them:
Wrap a stack of corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and then wrap them in plastic wrap. Microwave them for about a minute, until they are warm and flexible. Then begin filling and carefully rolling the corn tortilla taquitos.
AVOCADO CREMA RECIPE
To make your own Avocado Crema, place 1 large avocado (without the pit and peel) with ⅓ cup of yogurt (or plant yogurt), 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and salt and pepper (to taste) in a smoothie cup or a blender. Process until smooth and use as a dip for your taquitos.
Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg