Cooking for Students Black Bean Taquitos with Guacamole

Black Bean Taquitos with Guacamole

Posted on June 8, 2015 by Cooking for Students

Mexican food is always a great choice for those with busy schedules looking to save time. It is really easy to make a full flavored meal in a short amount of time as long as you have a few Mexican staples. For black bean taquitos all you need are canned black beans, cheese, tortillas and avocado as well as a few other additions to complete the plate. This may sound like it would take a while to make but the entire recipe takes a mere 15 minutes from start to finish.

What’s in it?

The Tortillas:

  • 4 8 inch corn tortillas
  • ½ cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Cotija cheese

The Guacamole:

  • 2 small avocados, ripe
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

*Serves 2

How’s it made?

  1. Halve the avocados and remove the pit.
  2. Scoop the avocado flesh into the bowl.
  3. Add the lemon juice, salsa and chopped onion.
  4. Mash with a fork until chunky.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover and chill in the fridge.
  7. Add black beans and cheddar cheese to a bowl.
  8. Mash them together to make the filling for the taquitos.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Place an equal amount of the filling in the center of each tortilla.
  11. Roll tightly to form the taquitos.
  12. Add some oil to a pan and heat over medium high.
  13. Place the taquitos into the pan seam side down and fry until golden brown and crispy.
  14. Remove from the pan and place onto a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  15. Plate and serve with the guacamole. Garnish with some cotija cheese if desired.

Homemade Mexican food has never been so easy. The taquitos themselves are just perfect. The filling is smooth and cheesy with little bits of beans throughout and the guacamole is rich, creamy and wonderfully tart. This meal is a great combination of flavors and textures. Another great thing about the recipe is the fact that you really cannot mess it up. Feel free to add shredded steak or chicken to the taquitos if you want or kick up the heat factor of the guacamole by adding minced jalapeno. Also try adding a few extras to the plate like a bed of greens and some sliced tomato. A simple salad pairs well with everything.