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Baked Taquitos

Taquitos are Mexican appetizers which are small taco size tortillas rolled with some sort of filling inside. It is then flash-fried to a crunchy texture. Often served with salsa, it also goes very well with more substantial guacamole. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 20 Taquitos

Ingredients

  • 20 Tortilla wraps use different flavored varieties

For the Filling -

  • 14 oz Tofu drained
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1 Bell Pepper - orange chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 tsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese crumbles

Instructions

Prepare the filling -

  • Take a large frying pan, add 1 tbsp oil, add onions and saute
  • Add the green peas and cook till soft
  • Next add the bell pepper and cook for 2 mins
  • Crumble the tofu completely and stir fry
  • Add salt and taco seasoning and mix well
  • Finally add cotija cheese (optional) and turn off the stove

Assembling the Taquitos -

  • Warm the tortilla wraps in the microwave
  • Spread 1 tbsp of the filling on one half, roll the tortilla very tightly 
  • Layer them on a cookie sheet and brush liberally with oil
  • Bake at 400 degrees hot oven for 10 minutes
  • Remove them and carefully turn over, return to oven and bake for 5-8 minutes until tops are lightly browned and crunchy
  • Serve with Avocado Tomatillo salsa.