BBQ Black Bean Taquitos

These BBQ Black Bean Taquitos are filled with barbecue seasoned black beans and lots of melty cheese then topped with barbecue sauce and Cole slaw for the ultimate Tex-Mex faceplant!

BBQ Black Bean Taquitos

Cinco de Mayo is on Taco Tuesday this year and I feel like I’ve been training my whole life for this!

On the menu tomorrow is a big ole bowl of guacamole, a bucket of homemade salsa, and a tray of taquitos. Woot!

We also maaaaaay or may not be using our daughter’s mini snow cone machine to make the most epic margaritas ever.

BBQ Taquitos

Have y’all made taquitos before? They’re essentially rolled tacos that are stuffed with a tasty bend of beans, cheese, and spices and lightly fried to crispy perfection.

I almost always make mine vegetarian style but they can also be made with pork, steak, chicken, or your favorite taco filling.

As a fun bonus, they’re great for dunking in your favorite dips and totally fun to make *and* eat!

BBQ Black Bean Taquitos

These BBQ sauced taquitos were a huge hit! My husband may have stolen way more than his allotted share (grrr!) so next time I make them I’m going to have to hide mine from him!

I like to use a barbecue sauce that’s equal parts smoky and spicy – DELICIOUS! Use whichever is your favorite and have fun with it!

Barbecue Black Bean Taquitos with BBQ Sauce and Slaw

The ultimate counterpart to these barbecue black bean taquitos is a fresh and flavorful slaw! Here are two of our favorite recipes below, or you can use your go-to recipe.

Cilantro Lime Slaw

  • 1 cup finely shredded/chopped cabbage** (green, red, or both!)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1-2 TBSP apple cider vinegar, to taste
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1 lime
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh chopped cilantro, to taste

Salad Slaw

  • 1/2 cup finely shredded/chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce or shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (diced or sliced thin)
  • 1-2 TBSP homemade or store-bought ranch dressing
  • fresh chopped cilantro and/or scallions, to taste
BBQ Black Bean Taquitos
5 from 5 votes

BBQ Black Bean Taquitos

These BBQ Black Bean Taquitos are filled with barbecue seasoned black beans and lots of melty cheese then topped with barbecue sauce and Cole slaw for the ultimate Tex-Mex faceplant!

Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword BBQ Black Bean Taquitos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 taquitos
Calories 276 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 can black beans (15 oz – drained and rinsed)
  • 3-4 TBSP barbecue sauce , plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 cups grated cheese (pepper jack, cheddar, or mex blend)
  • 8 6-7 inch flour tortillas
  • 3 TBSP avocado oil or favorite frying oil as needed
  • 1/2-1 cup coleslaw for serving


  1. Drain and rinse your black beans and add barbecue sauce, chili powder, and salt. Coarsely mash with a fork, leaving a mixture of whole and mashed beans.

  2. Heat a large skillet to medium heat with 1-2 Tablespoons of oil.
  3. While the skillet heats up, place 2 corn tortillas on a plate and microwave for 10-15 seconds to steam the tortillas and allow easy rolling.

  4. Add approx 2 TBSP of filling to each tortilla, top with a hearty sprinkle of cheese (I like mine extra cheesy!), and roll tightly. Repeat for remaining tortillas.

  5. Place in the hot oil, seam side down. Cook 3 at a time on each side until golden and toasty, then transfer to a small stack of dry paper towels. Add extra oil, as needed to the skillet for remaining taquitos.

  6. Serve while hot with an extra drizzle of bbq sauce on top (optional but tasty) and coleslaw. Ranch or blue cheese dressing make a great optional dip or you can top your taquitos with a drizzle of sour cream too!

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.

Prefer to use soft corn tortillas in place of flour? You totally can! Place 2-3 corn tortillas on a plate with a damp paper towel over them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to steam the tortillas and help prevent tortillas from cracking while rolling. 

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

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Black Bean Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 277IU6%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try these BBQ Back Bean 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!

More Tasty Taquito Recipes:

For a more traditional taquito, you’ve GOT to try my Homemade Vegetarian Taquitos. They’re filled with a mix of black beans, refried beans, cheeses and spices and taste AMAZING dunked in salsa or guac.

My ultra popular Black Bean and Sweet Potato Flautas are a lot like a baked taquito and have tons of rave reviews! You can use gluten-free corn tortillas or flour tortillas if preferred. They’re great both ways.

Ooh! Also! The Pulled Pork Taquitos from Miss in the Kitchen look amazing for all my T-Rex friends.

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  • Kim

    5 stars
    Super good! The BBQ sauce gives it a sweet taste.
    Unfortunately, my first batch opened in the pan… rolled my second more tightly and that helped (note- I was Using corn tortillas which is a bit less forgiving).

    • Hey Kim! For corn tortillas toothpicks can be a life saver. I run into a similar issue using corn vs flour. So glad you enjoyed the recipe! xoxo

  • Jessica M

    5 stars
    The taquitos are easy and delicious! We make them with street corn. Have put these in rotation at least twice a month for busy nights.

  • Rachel

    5 stars
    Would it be okay to bake these instead of frying them?

  • Jessica

    5 stars
    These were so good and delicious and felt fresh- I loved not serving meat but still feeling full and satisfied. Mine were as pretty as yours though. LOL.

  • Beth Pierce

    5 stars
    Yum! I can’t wait to try these!

    • My husband is already asking when I’ll make them again, lol! So excited for you to try them Beth!

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