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.

Black Bean Taquitos on a grey plate

These Baked Black Bean Taquitos are delicious and also a healthy way to enjoy this Mexican-inspired dish. Homemade taquitos are so much better for you than store-bought or fast food versions. And these are baked instead of fried, so even better. Crispy and golden brown, the outer texture is a nice contrast to the bean mixture inside. Black beans are full of protein and fiber, so these taquitos are great hand-held snacks to share with the whole family, or serve as a meal.

What is a Taquito

A taquito is a Mexican dish that’s made by filling a small tortilla with meat or beans and then rolling it up and frying it. In this recipe, we are oven-baking them as a healthier alternative.

Main Ingredients

  • Black Beans. Other beans such as kidney or pinto beans would work as well.
  • Onion. For extra flavor and texture.
  • Garlic. You can use garlic powder instead, if preferred. You’ll need about 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Veggie Broth.  I used Better Than Bouillon, No Chicken Base to make my broth.
  • Plant Butter. Or regular butter.
  • Lime Juice. Or lemon juice.
  • Cilantro.
  • Spices. Cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Tortillas. Flour or corn. I prefer using flour tortillas.
  • Oil. I used grapeseed oil.

How to make these Black Bean Taquitos

1. 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.

cooking the black beans

2. Add the plant butter, lime juice, and cilantro, and mash everything together with a potato masher.

mashing the beans

3. 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.

wrapping the taquito

4. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spread about 2 tablespoons of oil evenly across it.

greasing the baking tray

5. Place the taquitos seam side down on the baking tray, making sure that you are leaving at least 1/2 inch of space between each one.

arranging the taquitos on a tray

6. Using a pastry brush, brush a thin layer of oil on each taquito.

brushing the taquitos with oil

7. Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, until the tortillas start to brown.

Black Bean Taquitos close up shot

Can Corn Tortillas be used?

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.

What can you serve these Taquitos with?

  • Rice. A side of Salsa Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans would really complement these taquitos.
  • Meat. You could also serve them alongside some shredded chicken, pork, or beef.
  • Salad. A refreshing salad would go great with these Baked Black Bean Taquitos, like a Avocado Corn Salad or an Amazing Kale Salad.
  • Toppings. Don’t forget to set out all your favorite toppings and sides for these taquitos, like sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese or queso dip, and salsa.
  • Avocado Crema. This is what I serve my Baked Black Bean Taquitos with. This dip is so fresh and flavorful!

Avocado Crema Recipe

To make your own Avocado Crema, place 1 large avocado (without the pit and peel) with 1/3 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.

How to Store and Reheat these

These Baked Black Bean Taquitos can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat them, just place the taquitos on a baking tray and warm in a 300°F oven for about 15 minutes.

Dipping Black Bean Taquitos into Avocado Crema

These Baked Black Bean Taquitos are such a tasty treat and so much healthier than the fried taquitos sold in stores and restaurants. I hope you enjoy this flavorful recipe that’s filling and also easy to make. Your family is going to love these taquitos!

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Baked Black Bean Taquitos

Tania Sheff

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.

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Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 45 mins

Total Time 1 hr

Course Lunch

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 12 taquitos

Calories 162 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 2 cans (14 oz. each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper or to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. plant butter (or regular butter)
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas

Instructions 

  • 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 1/2 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.

Notes

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 1/3 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 257mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 262IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg

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