Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos

Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos are crispy oven baked taquitos filled with chorizo, black beans and pepper jack cheese.

Who loves taquitos?! Apparently they are a huge favorite because I asked on my Facebook page if you would want to see Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos and the answer was clearly “HECK YES!”.

Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos are crispy oven baked taquitos filled with chorizo, black beans and pepper jack cheese.

And I totally get it and wouldn’t expect anything else. Honestly, crispy corn tortillas filled with spicy chorizo, refried black beans and loads of pepper jack cheese? Yes, please. Plus they are dipped in guacamole and that is always a win.

On the other hand, some people might have been a little bit like “What is a taquito?” and “What is the difference between a taquito and a flauta?”

Basically it’s a savory filling rolled in crisp corn tortillas. You’ll often see them on a menu as taquitos or rolled tacos.  To make things even more confusing, flautas might also be on the menu. The difference between taquitos and flautas is simple: size. Flautas are simply bigger taquitos.

Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos are crispy oven baked taquitos filled with chorizo, black beans and pepper jack cheese.

The filling variations are endless: Chicken, pulled pork and steak are all great options. For this recipe, I turn to chorizo for the main ingredient. I just LOVE chorizo and use is almost weekly in tacos, enchiladas and now these. In addition to the chorizo I also use onions, refried black beans and pepper jack cheese. Including the corn tortillas, the grand total of ingredients in this recipe is 5 plus any toppings that you might want. Pretty easy for a weeknight meal if you ask me.

Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos are crispy oven baked taquitos filled with chorizo, black beans and pepper jack cheese.

Unlike many traditional recipes, these taquitos are baked, not fried. I’ve been baking them ever since I shared my first shredded beef taquito recipe back in 2009. It’s just easier. Less messy, and I personally think they taste better. You do cook the tortillas in a little bit of oil first to make them soft enough to roll. This step allows them to crisp up really nicely in the oven.

To break it down:

Only 5 ingredients: check.

Baked not fried: check.

Crispy tortillas: check.

Spicy chroizo: check

Creamy black beans: check

Melty, gooey, pepper jack cheese: check

A crispy, cheesy, chorizo and black bean filled vehicle for guacamole: check.

Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos are crispy oven baked taquitos filled with chorizo, black beans and pepper jack cheese.

As you can see these Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos have a lot going for them. They were a hit in our home and I’m guessing they will be in yours too.

Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos are crispy oven baked taquitos filled with chorizo, black beans and pepper jack cheese.

Chorizo & Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chorizo
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can refried black beans
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese
  • 15 - 18 taco sized corn tortillas
  • oil
  • guacamole
  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2

Cook chorizo and onions together in until chorizo is browned and cooked through. Add in refried beans. Mix well. Mix in pepper jack cheese and cook until cheese melts. Remove from heat.

3

Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook tortillas one at a time until they are soft and pliable, about 30 seconds per side.

4

Place a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the center of each corn tortilla and roll up. Place the tortillas, seam side down, on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

5

Bake taquitos in preheated oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until tortillas are crisp. Remove from oven, top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream and guacamole.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    March 23, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Definitely must try this! My family definitely love this Taquitos Recipe!

  • Reply
    Katerina @ diethood .com
    March 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

    These look and sound fantastic! I know my family would LOVE them!!

  • Reply
    Jacque Hastert
    March 22, 2018 at 5:01 am

    These would be a hit at my house. Saving for later next week.

  • Reply
    Anna
    March 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    My family will love these taquitos! I better make a double batch!

  • Reply
    Paula - bell'alimento
    March 21, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I can’t ever resist a taquito!

  • Reply
    Nutmeg Nanny
    March 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Krista
    March 21, 2018 at 6:40 am

    These would so be a hit at my house! I bet you could make a big batch and keep some in the freezer!

  • Reply
    Lady Gourmet
    March 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    These sound so wonderful…everything I love in one dish. Perfect! xo, Catherine

  • Reply
    fabiola@notjustbaked
    March 18, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Yes. Please, I am all over this!

  • Reply
    kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts
    March 18, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Des,
    I’ve never made taquitos, but I really never like the frozen ones because they just don’t taste like the craving I’m trying to satisfy.
    These look really good–and with chorizo–terrific!

  • Reply
    Minnie Gupta
    March 18, 2015 at 8:11 am

    chorozo and beans? I’m sold. Yummm!!

  • Reply
    the wicked noodle
    March 18, 2015 at 6:14 am

    I love all things CHORIZO!! These taquitos look fabulous; I could seriously eat the entire batch and then some!

  • Reply
    Christine Pittman
    March 18, 2015 at 5:57 am

    You don’t see refried black beans in recipes very often. They sound delicious, though.

  • Reply
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    March 18, 2015 at 5:14 am

    As a kid, my mom would buy taquitos at Sam’s Club all the time. I love these, because they remind me of her and they look so much better than the Sam’s version!

  • Reply
    Pam Armstrong Greer
    March 18, 2015 at 5:12 am

    This is totally my kind of recipe!!

  • Reply
    Lisa and Anna
    March 18, 2015 at 4:07 am

    I’m all over taquitos! Thanks for the dinner idea!

  • Reply
    Allie R Taylor
    March 18, 2015 at 3:13 am

    I love these taquitos and that they’re baked! (And the small ingredient list.) Score!

  • Reply
    Julie
    March 18, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I want taquitos! It’s a well-known fact in my house how much I love them! I’ve never tried to make them myself, but I know they’d be so much better than store-bought!