Today we are making Vegan Taquitos using an airfryer, a taquito, or rolled taco, is a Mexican dish made up of a rolled-up tortilla with a stuffing and is often deep-fried. We are preparing this amazing recipe with a stuffing of black beans and mushrooms and serve them with guacamole and salsa.
Corn Tortillas - 6
Mushrooms - 200 grams
Oil - 1 tablespoons
Salt - 1 Teaspoon
Black Pepper - Half Teaspoon
Boiled Black Beans - 500 Grams
Onion - Half small
Cilantro as needed
Vegan Cheese - 40 grams
Salt - 1 and half teaspoon
Black Pepper - 1 teaspoon
Garlic Powder - Half teaspoon
Oregano - Half teaspoon
Juice of half a lime
Filling the Taquitos
Black bean stuffing - 4 teaspoons
Grated Vegan cheese as needed
Brush oil on top of the taquitos
So let’s get started
Step 1 : Prepping the Mushrooms
We will start with frying the mushrooms, to a pan add around 1-2 tablespoons of oil, then add 200 grams of mushrooms, cook the mushrooms over medium heat till they get soft and tender, you can also add some chopped garlic if you like to enhance the flavors of the mushroom. When the mushrooms get tender, add around 1 teaspoon of salt, half teaspoon of black pepper powder, mix everything and remember if you don’t like mushrooms you can entirely omit them from the recipe or add anything else in their place like tofu, spinach or chickpeas, literally anything. You can also choose to add any other spices to mushrooms. Switch off the heat, and set them aside.
Step 2 : Prepping the Black Bean Mixture
Next we will season the boiled black beans
To a bowl add 500 grams of boiled black beans, you can use tin black beans too. Then add half small finely chopped onion, some cilantro, around 40 grams of grated vegan cheese, 1 and half teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, half teaspoon of garlic powder, half teaspoon of oregano, and juice of half a lime, mix everything. You can always choose to add or reduce the ingredients as per your taste, this is one of my fav combination.
Mash the beans while mixing, this will help them to stick together and not fall off from the roll while rolling or eating, feel free to use your hands whichever is easier.
Step 3 : Stuffing the Taquitos
I am using corn tortillas, add around 4 teaspoons of black beans stuffing, then layer the mushrooms on top of it, add some lime juice. Top it up with some vegan grated cheese, then roll the tortilla. You can use a toothpick to help the taquitos from opening.
Prepare the remaining Vegan Taquitos
Before placing them in the airfryer I like to brush them with some oil, which is optional but adds a little extra crisp to them.
The best part of this recipe is that you can prepare it oil free anyday using the airfryer, oven or even on a ceramic or non-stick pan.
Air fry them for 3-4 minutes over 180 C on one side
Once done, take them out and flip them, brush them with oil on the bottom side and then air fry them again for 3-4 mins over 180 C
And the taquitos are ready, they are so crispy on the outside and you can top them with some salsa or guacamole, but I don’t like to add anything on top as it makes them soggy, so I just dip them in the salsa while eating.
They are perfectly golden from all the sides and sooooo crispy.
They can a great lunch or snacks recipe, you can make them with a lighter stuffing or with a heavier one, it’s all upto you, but trust me everyone will love this amazing recipe, they can be easily baked and made on a pan as well, so versatile.
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