Bean and Cheese Taquitos

by Erin

Hooray it’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day! This month I had the pleasure of discovering Lindsay’s Life and Kitchen. As usual I had a hard time picking just one recipe to showcase for today, but there’s always time to make more later, right??

Remember when the recipe for the creamy baked chicken taquitos was wide-spread across the food blogosphere? Well, Lindsay made her own version with bean and cheese filling and it’s just as yummy! Definitely going to stock-pile these in my freezer along with the chicken ones – so easy to make and freeze well for even easier meals later on.

Taquitos would also make for a great appetizer!


Makes about 20


1 can  refried beans (I used vegetarian)

1 can black beans, rinsed

2 Tbsp fresh cilantro

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 lime

2 cups shredded cheese (such as cheddar, Mexican blend, etc)

~20 6″ corn tortillas

Cooking spray

Sea salt for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix the refried beans, black beans, cilantro, and spices.  Then add the zest from the lime and the juice from half of the lime and stir.  Mix in the cheese.
  3. Working 3 tortillas at a time, stack them on a microwave-safe plate and cover with plastic wrap. Cook 30 seconds, or until tortillas are soft and pliable. Put about two tablespoons of filling lengthwise into a tortilla.  Spread it out into a strip and roll up the tortilla around it.  Place it seam side down on a baking sheet.  Repeat with all of the tortillas*.
  4. Lightly spray the tortillas with cooking spray and immediately sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake until the edges are golden brown (it took mine about 10 minutes).  Eat warm with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa for dipping.

*Stop here to freeze. Roll up each individually in foil, place in ziplock bag and put in freezer. Cook by following remaining directions. (No thawing necessary.)

Source: Life and Kitchen

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Jasmine July 31, 2012 - 7:35 am

I can’t wait to try this recipe, but I was wondering will this work the same with flour tortillas?

spiffycookie July 31, 2012 - 8:04 am

Yes it will work with flour tortillas, although they won’t get quite as crunchy as the corn. I’ve done it both ways and liked it.

laura miller January 24, 2012 - 7:07 pm

hey erin! i am making snacks for my friend bday party and i am all over your site for ideas! i am making these and the chicken taquitos!! thanks a million!

spiffycookie January 24, 2012 - 9:33 pm

I LOVE the chicken taquitos, esp with that cilantro sauce I link to in the post.

Kita December 4, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Seriously loving your posts lately. Im starving and these look killer.

spiffycookie December 4, 2011 - 4:36 pm

Haha now I have to make sure you keep loving them!

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee December 1, 2011 - 8:59 pm

i’ve had at a taquito! I’m def adding that to my do make list now!

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme November 29, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Oh my goodness I so need to make these! These are my husbands favorite and he would just love these. I would score major brownie points if he came home to these! Definitely trying this! :)

spiffycookie November 29, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Hooray for easy bonus points!

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen November 29, 2011 - 11:46 am

Oh yeah!! I am definitely making these taquitos! I made the chicken ones and they were a huge hit with my family…I can’t wait to try these! :)

Rituparna November 29, 2011 - 3:36 am

That looks delicious. SRC rocks !

Megan November 28, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Stopping by from the SRC — these look great—and easy!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 28, 2011 - 9:07 pm

I love taquitos! These would be great to serve as an appetizer at a get-together!

Baker Street November 28, 2011 - 8:14 pm

These look absolutely delicious! I love finger food and this is a great idea. Bookmarked. :)

Tami November 28, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Both versions will work great for those football playoffs that are coming my way! I’m always looking for finger foods to put out on the table during those games.

Jenna @ Newlyweds November 28, 2011 - 11:49 am

Wow these looks so delicious I know my boys would love them, I love that they are baked and not fried too.
Stopping by from SRC.

Liz @ Southern Charm November 28, 2011 - 11:42 am

I agree! What a great idea for a recipe!

Lindsay {life and kitchen} November 28, 2011 - 11:10 am

I’m so glad you liked these – and glad that the corn tortillas worked out for you!

Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow November 28, 2011 - 10:49 am

Yum! Looks delicious! Great job!

Sarah E. November 28, 2011 - 9:17 am

I love bean and cheese anything really! Can’t wait to try these :)

Stopping by from SRC

AND newest follower – your blog is so cute!


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