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Black Bean Taquitos

What you need: 

12 corn tortillas
1 cup refried black beans (can substitute pinto or other beans)
1 1/2 cups light flavored olive oil
salsa
vegan guacamole
vegan sour cream for dipping (optional)

What you do: 

Heat olive oil in a pan at low or med-low heat for 2 minutes or until hot. It is important not to burn olive oil. Keep the heat low enough that it doesn’t smoke.
Microwave 3 tortillas for 45 seconds.
Scoop 1 – 1 ½ tablespoon of beans on each tortilla (one at a time) and roll into a thin taquito (about a ½ inch diameter).
Fry, 3 at a time, with tongs for about 4 minutes, turning every minute.
Place on plate lined with paper towel to drain excess grease.
While frying, microwave 3 more tortillas and repeat.
Serve plain or with a dipping sauce.
This dish is wonderful for making large quantities and storing in the freezer. I prefer reheating the taquitos in the toaster oven (rather than microwave), which gives them a nice crispy texture.
Variations:
Cover the taquitos in enchilada sauce and vegan cheese. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes to make yummy bean enchiladas.
Mess around with different fillings. Try tofu, bean, and/or vegetable (like mushroom) mixtures.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made these a couple of weeks ago, and I loved them but they fell to pieces, they were still edible of course just not the neat tidy taquito I was hoping for. And after reading all the recent reviews I really want to attempt them again, so I need some help.

I was actually expecting mine to fall apart, but they didn't, at all. I also used small corn tortillas, softened them in oil (for a few secs), added some mashed up beans in a small row on one side, rolled them tightly, and placed them all in a huge dish. I baked them for a few minutes (425-500)  until they were crispy. I think the key is not filling them too much. I think you might have had too much filling/wetness? You probably need something sticky (like beans) to hold the ends together. Try again!

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I made these a couple of weeks ago, and I loved them but they fell to pieces, they were still edible of course just not the neat tidy taquito I was hoping for. And after reading all the recent reviews I really want to attempt them again, so I need some help. So I think there are a couple of possibilities for the mess I made: 1) I used the small white corn tortillas. Would that make a difference? and 2) I don't have a microwave, so I quick fried them in some oil until they were soft. Would that make a difference? Any advice on this would be appreciated! Thanks! Last time I made them I added some sauteed green and red pepper, zucchinni, mushrooms, corn, cumin, and chili powder and served them with some sauces: cheezy nacho sauce, quacamole, salsa, and enchilada sauce it was awesome. I also fried half of them and baked half of them. The ones that were fried did stay together a little bit better, all the insides didn't come spilling out the cracks, and they were crispier and tastier (naturally, they were fried in oil after all). The baked ones were still really good, just a little messier and the tortillas were more chewy than crispy. I might try broiling some to see how that turns out.

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yummy!!!!!!!!!  made these last night, but I used te oil/baking method...turned out nice and crispy and then I added some mushrooms and cooked quinoa my black beans...(that i just mashed with a fork!)  then I made mine enchilada-style by baking them for another 10 minutes with some fake-cheese and enchilada sauce on top! yum :)>>>

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I've been wanting taquitos! I used Oktokrewl's method, and softened them in oil, then baked them for a while until crispy. I mashed some kidney beans, and added salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. We ate them with taco sauce. Yum!

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i always thought that flautas were with flour tortillas and taquitos were with corn tortillas..

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These are called "Flautas"  They're very similar to tacos but, since they're fried, we call them flautas.  Just so people know.

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i softened the tortillas in oil first, wrapped the the filling up in them and then baked them.. it was like a really easy version of frying them :)..

i made my own refried black beans by cooking them in a pressure cooker w/ lots of good things.. i think i used 1.5 cups cooked black beans, 1 medium diced sweet potato, 1 diced red bell pepper, 1 diced small onion, 2 minced green scotch bonnet peppers (like habanero), 4 small cloves garlic, smoky chili powder, cumin, creole seasoning, 3 tablespoons oil and about a 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste.. i put it all in the pressure cooker for like 40-50 mins with enough water to cover everything by 1"-2".. when it was finished cooking, the beans and potatos had broken down into a nice refried mush, perfect for taquitos!

taquitos are always good.. as are black beans.. thanks!

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I made these tonight but instead of frying them, I baked them in a 400 degree F oven for about 25 minutes or until they turned light brown and crispy. I used a can of black beans and heated them up with some onion, cumin and chili powder. I served them with guacamole and hot sauce. They were so tasty and so easy to prepare. Must make them more often.

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This is an amazing potluck food and it is soooo easy to make. 
We make them several times a month and for all potlucks.  Everyone seems to love them.  Sometimes we add a little gimmeleans sausage style, vegan cheese, and green chillis.  Other times we just use the black beans. Either way they're great.  As for the microwave thing, completely unneccesary. We don't have one and we've never had any sort of problem with rolling the tortillas.

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