Sunday, February 6, 2011


My girlfriend made some taquitos last night and they were fantastic. She made the refried beans from scratch and everything. Here's a copy of the recipe she used. Hope you enjoy.

  • 1 (16 ounce)  refried beans
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 24 small corn tortillas (the thin ones work best if you can find them)
  • 1 cup peanut oil or 1 cup corn oil or 1 cup vegetable oil, for frying


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream


Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
  1. Make guacamole first by combining all ingredients except sour cream.
  2. Mash and stir until only small lumps of avocado remain.
  3. Garnish with sour cream piled in the center and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Combine beans, Tabasco, cumin, corriander, salt and cheese stirring well.
  5. Microwave tortillas between 2 paper towels, 3 at a time on high for 30 seconds.
  6. Work with one tortilla at a time, keeping the others covered in paper towels so they stay warm and moist.
  7. Place 1 tablespoon of filling at the center edge of tortilla closest to you and roll tightly away from you like skinny cigar.
  8. Keep filling away from the edges, as it may leak out when frying and cause the oil to spatter.
  9. Put seam side down on a paper towel or wax paper and repeat the process until you've made all 24 taquitos.
  10. Using medium-thick cotton string, toothpicks, or bamboo skewers secure the center seam of each taquito (if you omit this part, they will pop open during frying and make a big mess).
  11. Heat oil in medium frying pan on medium-high (about 325F) and cook taquitos 4 at a time turning frequently until golden brown on all sides.
  12. Drain on cooling rack on top of paper towels (this ensures the oil drains away and the taquitos stay crispy).
  13. Serve hot with guacamole.


  1. Thanks for this recipe, I'll try it out.

  2. Great recipe dude i will be sure to try it out

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  3. Great recipe, didn't know about the right amount of garlic, I'll try this at home and let you know!

  4. I read this at the wrong time. Damn, now I'm in need of some noms right now!

  5. This sounds so good.

    Wish I had someone to cook for me :p

  6. This sounds really tasty I'm going to try it. I've never had taquitos before, but every time I hear or read the word it reminds me of the old guy in the simpsons saying "I want some taquitos"