Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Veggie Taquitos




What a week! I was a bit M.I.A. sorry for that. I took my little one camping for a night. We stayed with friends that were camping at the beach near our house. It was so relaxing even with seven kids running around. The coolest thing is the campgrounds are set right between the ocean and the bay. It is just absolutely gorgeous! Such a great way to enjoy the summer. Now onto these little bad boys. This is a perfect meatless Monday dish if that's your thing. Tons of yummy veggies and cheese all wrapped up in a crunchy tortilla. You won't even notice the meat is missing. Basically you can include any vegetable you like. I happen to love this mixture it has that southwest flair that just goes oh so well together. These are a great main dish or even as a appetizer. Serve them alongside your favorite guacamole and some sour cream.
Happy Monday!





Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped

1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, defrosted

1/2 cup spinach, chopped

1/2 cup cooked black beans

1 teaspoon light soy sauce ( you don't have to use this but it adds just a little flavor boost)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese

16 corn and flour mix taco size tortillas or just corn or just flour

oil for frying

Directions
  1. To prepare filling, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Next add the tomatoes, corn, spinach and black beans stir and cook 5 minutes. 
  2. To the veggie mixture add the soy sauce, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and remove from heat.
Wrap tortillas in paper towels and microwave for 2 minutes to make tortillas pliable.

Spoon the veggie mixture into the center of the tortillas (1 -2 tablespoons per tortilla) add a sprinkle of cheese and then roll them up tightly. If need be you can secure with a tooth pick and remove after frying.

Heat about 1/2 inch of canola or other frying oil in a large skillet to medium heat.  (350 degrees F)

Add rolls to hot oil, placing toothpick seam down. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown and turn to other side.

Remove and drain on paper towel. Remove toothpicks and serve with guacamole and salsa.



***NOTE: If you would like to bake them. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Place the taquitos seam-side down on a foil-lined cookie sheet, spray the tops lightly with cooking oil and bake for 25 minutes.


23 comments :

  1. I love these so much Rina, what an awesome meal for summer. Healthy too!

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  2. These look delicious! I'm trying to incorporate more meat-free meals into my family's menu. Thanks for a great option!

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    1. Thanks Kelly. I am trying to do the same!

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  3. These look delicious!! What a great party dish too

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  4. These look amazing. Love taquitos. I found your recipe over at the Simple Supper Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1qcBRGv. Have a wonderful day!

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  5. My daughter would love to make her own taquitos...pinning this!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  6. Hi Rina, just stopped by to let you know you've been featured today over at Carole's Chatter. Cheers

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  7. Oh yummy!! This really looks so good. I featured it on my fb page. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  8. We all love taquitos in this house and yours look amazing. I will be making them soon. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious Summer Veggie Taquitos with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Oh, my goodness... this looks amazing! I'm totally pinning now (my bf and I are both veggies and I feel like we tend to eat the same things over and over). Also, hope you enjoyed your camping trip--one of my favorite summer activities. Sounds like you had a great time :)

    Stopping in from SITS Sharefest--enjoy the weekend!

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  11. Those look delicious, I could eat some of those right now. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  12. This recipe has been featured at Tasty Tue a sday this week! Feel free to stop by and grab featured button, as well as link up some new recipes here!

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  13. I love taquitos! They are the perfect hand held food. I'll be featuring your recipe at this week's Let's Get Real Link Party.

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  14. Hi Rina - These look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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