Vegan Beef & Cheese Taquitos

Vegan Beef & Cheese Taquitos

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My family loves Mexican food. Taco Tuesdays are a tradition every week in my household, and burritos and tacos make it on our breakfast and lunch menu at least once a week. Because I always cook more food than anyone can eat, I typically have leftover taco filling from Tuesday night that I eat the rest of the week in vegan taco bowls or the breakfast burritos I mention above.

Recently, I decided to reinvent the leftovers with this recipe for vegan taquitos. They are super, super easy to make – and oh so quick. I use the microwave to zap the tortillas to soften them up and then just lay in my homemade Beyond Meat filling and a sprinkling of Daiya cheese.

These vegan taquitos are baked, not fried so you can feel good about eating them and serving them to your kids. They are also gluten-free which is an extra bonus for me as my son can’t eat gluten, and makes an easy school lunch for all 3 of my kiddos.

I love to serve them right out of the oven with my favorite roasted chipotle salsa from Trader Joe’s and some homemade guacamole, but they also freeze great.  Try making a batch and freezing them for school lunches served with sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and fruit.

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Vegan Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 package Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles
  • 1/4 yellow onion , chopped
  • 1/2 can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Daiya cheddar style shreds
  • Salsa and guacamole , to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute the onion in 1 tablespoon oil and cook until golden brown.
  3. Add the Beyond Meat and cook until heated through (about 7 minutes).
  4. Stir in the black beans and taco seasoning. Cook 3 more minutes and set aside.
  5. While the filling is cooking, heat the tortillas in the microwave with a paper towel for about 30 seconds to soften them. (You can heat 2-3 tortillas at a time).
  6. Place 2 tablespoons of filling in a horizontal line towards the far end of one tortilla. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese on top. Roll the tortilla with the seam down and place on a foil covered baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Serve immediately with salsa and guacamole, or allow to cool and freeze in a ziploc bag.

What is your favorite Mexican food? Tell me in the comments section below and I might use it for inspiration to reinvent a recipe!

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