I may be a bit late for back to school treat ideas, but it’s never, ever later to come up with fun ways to serve food for a party or to simply help you kids eat better. I am loving this idea because it is not only soooo easy to make, it also look pretty.
These taquitos are a great choice. They are filled with refried beans and tons of cheese. I actually ate most of them myself right after shooting the pictures because I looooove refried beans. Did you know that “refried” doesn’t literally mean the beans have been fried twice? Yup, it’s just one of those crazy translation stories. I do not know how it happened but the way you make them is by sautéing and then mashing cooked beans of your choice with a little bit of olive oil, garlic, onions as well as a touch of cumin and oregano.
For this recipe I used Old El Paso Traditional refried beans. I love that they are ready made and taste great. I actually plan to bring you many more recipes using Old El Paso, like these Colorful Shrimp Tostadas. It’s just so easy to get creative in the kitchen when you use convenient products that can help you put together a delicious meal.
Want to make these taquitos? Here is how:
- Place a tablespoon or so of refried beans on a tortilla and top it with grated cheddar cheese.
Roll the tortillas tightly to form a taquito.
- Baked the rolled tortillas, seam side down.
- Cut the taquitos in half and serve them on a bed of guacamole.
- Top the taquitos with cilantro leaves, to make them look like a fun and tropical tree.
This was a fun recipe to make. I hope you get to enjoy it soon!
- 1 package Old El Paso Flour Tortillas (10)
- ¾ cup Old El Paso Refried Beans
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Cooking spray oil
- Cilantro leaves to garnish (optional)
- Guacamole for base of trees (optional)
- Add about one tablespoon of refried beans to each tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.
- Roll tight the tortilla to form a taquito.
- Place taquitos on a lightly greased cooking sheet and bake for 12 minutes on a 375 F degree oven. Cheese may ooze out a little, but keep it and it will crisp up and still be a delicious part of the taquito.
- Cut the taquitos in half.
- Place them on a bed of guacamole and top them with cilantro to resemble palm trees.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but as always all opinions are 100% my own.