vegetarian baked taquitos
We made it through our first week back at school! We have one in 1st grade and one in her last year of preschool. Getting used to the longer school day of 1st grade and then after-school soccer, ballet, and swimming is definitely an adjustment after summer. One lunch recipe I’ve been meaning to share with you for over a year now, but just haven’t gotten the chance (between being a chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, tantrum tamer, farmer, etc. sometimes it’s hard to blog) is an incredibly easy homemade taquito recipe. Our girls love taquitos in their lunchboxes, but I even make these for dinner. They also freeze well, so make extra. I prefer to make taquitos myself because it saves money and you can control the quality of ingredients. Considering almost all non-organic corn products these days are GMO, it makes me feel better to choose my own tortillas. And it’s easy and inexpensive to use organic cheese and beans as well. Gluten free friends can easily use gf tortillas.

Little kiddies usually love the simple bean and cheese taquitos, but feel free to spice these up with some green chilis, shredded chicken, bell pepper… even shredded carrot will work! Organic dairy is a great way to get extra protein into kids who don’t love meat.
vegetarian baked taquitos
Then they are rolled up and baked for about 10 minutes and you’re done! vegetarian baked taquitos
Guacamole or salsa is a must for dipping!

Black Bean Taquitos Recipe
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  • 1 package small to medium sized tortillas (corn or flour, though flour are easier to roll)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Horizon organic shredded Mexican cheese
  • guacamole or salsa for dipping


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. Place about a heaping tablespoon of black beans in a line down the tortillas. Top with a heaping tablespoon of cheese. Sprinkling a little more cheese over the rest of the tortillas helps them stick together when rolled, so you can be generous with the cheese.
3. Tightly roll up the tortillas and place on the baking sheet. Coat taquitos with cooking spray and bake for 7 minutes. Turn and bake an additional 3 minutes. If taquitos unroll, try sticking a toothpick through them or tie with baking twine.
4. Serve warm with guacamole and/or salsa.

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