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Plate of crispy oven-baked taquitos, a side of sour cream on a colorful Mexican plate

Crispy Oven-Baked Smoky Latin Bean and Cheeze Taquitos

Servings 4 -6 people


  • 8 small flour tortillas. Substitute almond flour, cassava flour, or gluten-free alternative flour tortillas of your choice if needed
  • 14 oz canned beans of your choice (black, pinto, kidney, etc.) about 1-1/2 cups, rinsed and drained well
  • 3 Tb Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Flavor Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce
  • 2 Tb water
  • salt and hot sauce to taste optional *Mesa de Vida recipe starter and cooking sauces are extremely low in sodium, so you can add salt to your own tastes/health needs.
  • 1/2 cup vegan cheeze sauce or shreds of your choice, or shredded Colby-Jack, or cheddar cheese I used Core & Rind Smoky Vegan Cheeze Sauce for this recipe
  • optional for serving: sour cream, or dairy-free sour cream alternative, salsa, hot sauce
  • oil, or oil spray


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil, set aside.
  • Add the beans, Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Flavor Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce, water, and salt/hot sauce to taste to a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, lower the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, remove from the heat. Mash the beans with the back of fork until you have a creamy mash, but it doesn't have to be completely smooth. Set aside.
  • Wrap your stack of tortillas in a towel and place in the microwave for 45 seconds, or until soft and pliable. Lay the soft tortillas out onto a cutting board, or tray.
  • Spread the flavorful mashed bean mixture evenly across the center of all the tortillas. Top with cheeze/cheese of your choosing. Roll each tortilla up tightly - you just made taquitos!
  • Lightly brush oil, or spray an even coating of oil, onto your parchment or foil lined baking sheet. Roll each taquito in the oil to coat all sides, and place seam-side down on the same pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on the bottom. Flip each taquito over, and bake another 10 minutes, or until the taquitos are golden brown and crispy on all sides.
  • Serve with sour cream, dairy-free sour cream alternative, and salsa or hot sauce of your choice and enjoy!