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Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

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Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

 

Bursting with Flavor: Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos

When it comes to vegan cuisine, creativity knows no bounds. Today, we’re diving into the world of vibrant flavors with a recipe that will leave your taste buds tingling and your cravings satisfied – Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos. These delightful, crispy rolls are brimming with zesty orange notes and the wholesome goodness of black beans. In this blog post, we’ll explore the unique fusion of ingredients, share some expert tips, and delve into the culinary magic behind this delectable dish.

 

The Zesty Magic of Oranges

Oranges bring a refreshing twist to traditional black bean taquitos. The use of both orange zest and juice infuses these rolls with a burst of citrusy brightness. This combination not only adds a zesty kick but also enhances the overall flavor profile, taking the ordinary black bean to a whole new level.

 

A Healthy and Wholesome Delight

Black beans, the star of this recipe, are a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This makes them an excellent choice for a filling and satisfying vegan meal. Pairing them with oranges not only elevates the taste but also enhances the nutritional value, as oranges are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.

 

The Art of Rolling Taquitos

Creating the perfect taquito is an art in itself. Here are some tips to ensure your Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos are crispy and delightful:

1. Tortilla Choice: Opt for corn tortillas, which tend to roll better and provide a satisfying crunch when baked.

2. Softening Tortillas: Briefly heating the tortillas before filling them makes them more pliable and less likely to crack when rolled.

3. Filling Balance: Be generous with the black bean-orange mixture, but avoid overfilling to prevent the taquitos from bursting open during baking.

4. Rolling Technique: Roll the tortilla tightly around the filling, securing it with a toothpick or placing the seam side down on the baking sheet.

5. Brush with Oil: Lightly brushing the taquitos with oil before baking helps achieve that desirable crispy texture.

 

Serving Suggestions

Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos can be a versatile addition to your meal options:

1. Main Course: Serve them as the main dish alongside cooked brown rice, quinoa, or a fresh salad for a balanced and satisfying meal.

2. Appetizers: These taquitos make fantastic appetizers for gatherings, parties, or game nights. Simply slice them into bite-sized pieces and serve with your favorite vegan dipping sauces.

3. Hearty Snacks: Looking for a hearty snack to satisfy your midday cravings? These taquitos are ideal for that too!

4. Make It Your Own: Get creative with toppings and garnishes like guacamole, salsa, vegan sour cream, or a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

 

Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos

Incorporating both the zest and juice of oranges in this recipe adds a vibrant touch that takes the ordinary black bean to extraordinary heights. Pair it with cooked brown rice or quinoa alongside a fresh salad. These taquitos are equally ideal for indulgent snacking moments.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican

Servings 15 Taquitos
Calories 419 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 1 large onion diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds toasted and ground
  • 2 teaspoons chile powder
  • 2 oranges zest and juice it first
  • 4 cups of black beans drained and rinsed
  • Sea salt
  • 15 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Spiked Sour Cream
  • 1 jar salsa

Instructions

 

  • Sauté the onions in a saucepan over medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Add water 2 tablespoons at a time, to keep them from sticking. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the cumin, chile powder, orange zest and juice, and black beans.
  • Pinch of salt to taste, and purée the mixture in a food processor until smooth but still a little chunky.
  • Place the tortillas, a few at a time, in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Heat until softened, 4-5 minutes. Stack the warmed tortillas and wrap them in a piece of foil.
  • Spread 3 tablespoons of the black bean mixture over half of each tortilla, then roll up the tortilla and set it aside. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, then place all of the taquitos into a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve with the Spiked Sour Cream and salsa. Enjoy!

Keyword Mexican Food, Vegan Food

 

FAQs – Your Taquito Queries Answered

1. Can I use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas?

    • While corn tortillas are the traditional choice for taquitos, you can use flour tortillas if you prefer. Just be aware that they may result in a slightly different texture.

2. How can I store leftover taquitos?

    • Store any uneaten taquitos in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat them in the oven for a crispy texture.

3. Can I use canned black beans instead of cooking them from scratch?

    • Yes, canned black beans work perfectly fine and save you time. Just be sure to drain and rinse them before use.

4. Can I make these taquitos in advance?

    • Yes, you can prepare the taquitos ahead of time and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake. This is convenient for parties and gatherings.

5. Can I adjust the level of orange flavor?

    • Absolutely! You can tailor the amount of orange zest and juice to your taste preference. Start with a little and add more if desired.

Vegan Orange Black Bean Taquitos are a delightful testament to the endless possibilities of plant-based cooking. With their zesty orange twist, these rolls are a celebration of flavor, nutrition, and creativity. Whether you’re serving them as a main course, appetizer, or hearty snack, they’re sure to impress. So, get ready to roll, bake, and savor the citrusy goodness of these irresistible taquitos. Your taste buds will thank you!

Inspired by Fork Over Knives

If you enjoyed this recipe or have suggestions on how we can improve it, please leave us a comment below. Also, make sure to check out other dishes I’ve created or stories I’ve written about food culture – here.

 


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