Appetizers · Lunch & Dinner

Simple, Party-Approved Vegan Taquitos!

We just moved into an apartment and decided to have a housewarming party the second Saturday after we were living here. We really wanted to think of some super easy/cheap snacks to make that would also be delicious to everyone that came, because a lot of our friends are not vegan. Taquitos seemed really easy and universally well-liked so we went for it! We made about 45-50 of these with 15 guests and they were all gone by the end of the night– so, I would argue that it was a successful dish! You don’t need meat for delicious taquitos, guys!


We served these along with guac for dipping, salsa, pico, and 2 types of chips for when we ran out of taquitos but not sauces. The whole night was a Mexican theme! With tequila & sprite or rum & coke served with it. Margaritas would be delicious with these but I am allergic to food coloring so I can’t have the mixer 😦


Small corn tortillas (however many you plan on making, we bought 45)

4 cans of fat free refried beans

1 large onion, minced

1 red pepper, minced

2 jalapeños (optional), minced

1 tbsp cumin

1 tsp cayenne or 1/2 tbsp chilli powder

4-5 garlic cloves, minced

salt & pepper to taste

2-3 tbsp of cooking oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Heat oil in a large pan (we did this in 2 batches so feel free to do half now, half later). Once oil is warm add the fresh garlic.
  3. Let garlic simmer until fragrant; then add onion, red pepper, jalapeños.
  4. Once onions are transparent, add in the refried beans and mix thoroughly to create the mix for inside of your taquitos.
  5. Add in your spices (I put extra cumin for a more taco-y flavor).
  6. For the shells, place a damp paper towel over your tortillas and microwave for about 1 minute so they are malleable (that way the corn tortillas don’t crack!)
  7. To roll, add about a large spoonful of bean mixture into a tortilla toward the end and roll thinly. I was surprised by how very little of the mix was necessary. (At first I made a few too thick, that’s okay! Just eyeball it until you get it perfected!)
  8. Place your rolled taquitos onto a greased baking sheet, allowing room between them.
  9. Spray or brush oil onto the outside of the rolled taquitos (that way they crisp up!)
  10. Cook them in the oven for about 15 minutes on each side, or until sufficiently crispy! The edges and bottoms will turn a lovely dark, golden brown.
  11. Enjoy!
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