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Friday, June 12, 2015

Baked Vegetarian Taquitos


A taquito meaning a small roll or a rolled taco in Spanish refers to the Mexican dish of a rolled tortilla with a meat or cheese filling that is crisp fried. The dish is called as 'flauta' meaning flute in Spanish when they are larger in size than taquitos. Commonly corn tortillas are used to make taquitos and are typically topped with sour cream, guacamole, salsa and crumbled queso fresco, the Mexican cheese. I went with a bean-veggie filling and baked them for a guilt free version. These taquitos make a great, filling snack. 

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 big onion, finely minced
3/4 cup grated carrot
3/4 cup cooked black beans
2 cups chopped spinach
1 tbsp. taco seasoning
Salt to taste
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese / Cheddar cheese
Tortillas (I used 8 inch whole wheat ones.)

Method:
* Heat oven to 450 deg F.
* Heat oil in a saute pan and add onion. Fry until it turns translucent. Add spinach and carrot and cook until done. Next add black beans, salt and taco seasoning and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool a bit.
 
* Spoon a tbsp. of filling onto the center of each tortilla and top with cheese. (I actually wanted the taquitos to be filling and added more stuffing, ending up with chubby taquitos.)
* Roll the tortilla tightly around the filling.
 
* Place the tortillas, seam side down on the baking sheet.
 
* Spray or brush with oil and bake for about 10 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. Flip and bake for another five minutes.
* Serve immediately when they are warm and crispy.
* Refrigerate the left overs and heat them again in the oven at 350 deg F before serving.
This is my entry under "Tortilla based dishes" for BM #53. Check the blogging marathon page to see what my fellow marathoners are cooking today.

Comments

19 comments:

Priya Srinivasan said...

Filling looks delicious suma!! Baking must have added a nice crunch and melting cheese must be making it more delicious!!!

vaishali sabnani said...

Oh wow ! Thats a fantastic version with black beans, the rolled ip baked crunchy rolls look do good and tempting as well.

yung@foodyoo.com said...

This is great, I like it. Crispy outside, soft and cheesy inside. Thinking to add mushrooms and tofu into filling. :)

Harini-Jaya R said...

The filling sounds very yumm. The baked version definitely makes it a guilt free meal.
I am going to try all the tortilla based recipes from this edition of BM from all our friends. Each of them is a different variation and makes for a filling meal.

praba bubesh said...


nice golden brown baked taquitos with cheesy stuffing...would like to take a bite..

Priya Suresh said...

Just cant take my eyes from those super crispy taquitos, soo tempting they are.

Kalyani said...

liked both the filling AND the baked version.. esp the folds you have given,.. I have a pack of tortillas and this BM has given me so many ideas !!

Sapana Behl said...

Taquitos looks wonderful and that filling sounds so inviting.

Padmajha PJ said...

Looks so beautiful and I have bookmarked all these tortilla based recipes.Have to try them all!

Srivalli said...

Very good in baking this tortilla..enjoyed your series...

Padma Rekha said...

filling sounds so yumm and love the idea of baking nice one..

Varadas Kitchen said...

The crispy tortilla and the black bean filling - awesome!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I wanted to make taquitos in this series but was not looking forward to deep frying. I am so excited to see your baked version.

Chef Mireille said...

like the filling. great taquitos

The Pumpkin Farm said...

baked taco is nice...looks like a wonton too

Pavani N said...

Your veggie stuffed taquitos look amazing Suma. Bookmarked to try soon.

Archana Potdar said...

O wow this is heaven on earth. Love it Suma and plan to make it soon.

Sowmya :) said...

That's a lovely golden brown pack of taste and health...looks wow!

sneha datar said...

Amazing taquitos, very tempting.