Bean and Cheese Taquitos

Bean and cheese taquitos
Valaer Murray


  • 6 large, room temperature tortillas (corn or flour), cut into quarters (lengthwise and crosswise)
  • One 10-ounce can of pinto beans
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Jack cheese
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 24 toothpicks
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • Salsa, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Guacamole, for serving

I wasn't entirely sure if taquitos were authentically Mexican, but it turns out that they are mainly sold there as tacos dorados (and actually if they are made with flour tortillas, they are flautas). This version requires some fry time but they are relatively easy to throw together for an impromptu get-together. 

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Fill each tortilla triangle with a spoonful of beans, top with cheese, and a pinch or 2 of cilantro. (You don't want to over-stuff these or they won't roll up properly.)

Starting from the point side, roll the taquitos and secure with toothpicks. Heat the oil in a deep skillet and fry 4-5 taquitos at a time until golden and crispy on all sides. Drain on paper towels, remove the toothpicks, and serve warm with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.


Calories per serving:

266 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 241g 370%
  • Carbs 147g 49%
  • Saturated 80g 401%
  • Fiber 28g 112%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 102g
  • Polyunsaturated 39g
  • Protein 119g 238%
  • Cholesterol 373mg 124%
  • Sodium 3,130mg 130%
  • Calcium 2,817mg 282%
  • Magnesium 331mg 83%
  • Potassium 1,528mg 44%
  • Iron 7mg 39%
  • Zinc 17mg 112%
  • Phosphorus 2,617mg 374%
  • Vitamin A 1,043µg 116%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 11%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 106%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 31%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 187µg 47%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 54%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 23mg 115%
  • Vitamin K 163µg 203%
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