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!
Drain and rinse your black beans and gently combine with refried beans, grated cheese, chili powder, cumin, and salt.
Want them spicy? Feel free to add hot sauce, minced jalapeno peppers, or even ground cayenne pepper to the mix.
Heat a large skillet to medium heat with 1-2 Tablespoons of oil.
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.
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.
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.
Serve while hot and crispy with salsa and sour cream or your choice of dippers.
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!
Recipe by Peas and Crayons - Vegetarian Taquitos https://peasandcrayons.com/2020/04/homemade-vegetarian-taquitos.html