Homemade Vegetarian Taquitos

These easy, cheesy Homemade Vegetarian Taquitos are filled with seasoned black beans, refried beans, and lots of melty cheese. Perfect for dunking in your favorite dip or salsa!

Black Bean Taquitos

Taquitos are essentially rolled tacos stuffed with a variety of fillings (chicken, steak, beans, cheese, etc…) and lightly fried until golden and crispy.

They’re super similar to Flautas, but where flautas use flour tortillas, taquitos are made with soft corn tortillas.

Of course you’re the master of your own kitchen, so feel free to make these tasty bean and cheese taquitos with the tortilla of your choice!

You can lightly fry them in a skillet with a few spoonfuls of oil like I did here, or bake them in the oven like I did with my crazy popular Baked Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas.

Black Bean Vegetarian Taquitos

Sauces and Dips to Serve with Taquitos

Quite possibly my favorite thing about taquitos is dunking them in a variety of dips and sauces! Here are some of our favorites:

These tasty taquitos can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish for taco night!

We love to serve our taquitos with salsa and sour cream for dipping and, to make it a meal, add a side salad or soup to the mix.

Vegetarian Taquitos with Pico de Gallo

Side Dishes for Taquitos

Homemade Vegetarian Taquitos

Serving a crowd? feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed!

Leftover taquitos can be cooked, cooled, and frozen for later. Simply reheat frozen taquitos on a baking sheet in the oven and dive in with your favorite dip!

Homemade Vegetarian Taquitos
4.34 from 3 votes

Vegetarian Taquitos

These easy, cheesy Homemade Vegetarian Taquitos are filled with seasoned black beans, refried beans, and lots of melty cheese. Perfect for dunking in your favorite dip or salsa!

Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Vegetarian Taquitos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 175 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 cup black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetarian refried beans
  • 1-1.5 cup grated pepper jack cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 9 soft corn tortillas
  • 3 TBSP avocado oil or favorite frying oil, as needed


  1. Drain and rinse your black beans and gently combine with refried beans, grated cheese, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

  2. Want them spicy? Feel free to add hot sauce, minced jalapeno peppers, or even ground cayenne pepper to the mix.

  3. Heat a large skillet to medium heat with 1-2 Tablespoons of oil.

  4. While the skillet heats up, place 3 corn tortillas on a plate with a damp paper towel over them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to steam the tortillas and prevent cracking.

  5. Add 2 Tablespoons of filling to each tortilla and roll tightly. Place in the hot oil, seam side down. Cook on each side until golden and toasty, then transfer to a small stack of dry paper towels.

  6. Working in batches, repeat for remaining taquitos, working with just 3 at a time for best results. Add extra oil, as needed to the skillet for remaining batches.

  7. Serve while hot and crispy with salsa and sour cream or your choice of dippers.

Recipe Notes

I like using avocado oil for its high smoke point and mild, buttery flavor. Feel free to use your favorite frying oil here based on availability/preference.

TORTILLA TIP: Some corn tortillas are more likely to fall apart than others. I’ve found that for softer varieties, there’s a softer side and a firmer side to the tortilla. You can usually tell the firmer side based on faint stripe-like indentations on the tortilla. Use that side for the outside of your taquito and the softer inner side to place your filling before rolling. I have the best results this way!

Looking for some dips? Check out the blog post for the links to tasty salsa and dip recipes for your taquitos!

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 163IU3%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Vegetarian Taquitos with Toppings

If you get a chance to try these easy cheesy vegetarian taquitos, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Vidhi

    3 stars
    My beans mixture and the corn tortillas ended up tasting pretty dry…will need to figure out how to make that better next time without making it unhealthy

    • Hi Vidhi – I’m happy to help troubleshoot if you need assistance at all. Did you use the cheese and did you bake or fry the taquitos? Baking will have a different consistency and will need some chopped veggies or salsa in the mixture to help keep things moist.

  • CrunchyCake

    5 stars
    Made these for my family – they were yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jessica

    5 stars
    I wanted to make these seeing they were the prettiest taquitos I had ever seen and they didn’t disappoint! So flavorful and delicious!

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