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September 13, 2018

by Alyssa

Baked Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taquitos

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These healthy Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taquitos are baked to crispy perfection and make for the ultimate vegetarian dinner. Simple, easy, vegan and delicious!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Taquitos

These vegetarian taquitos are giving me life these days. During a week while I’ve been jam-packed and gearing up for my trip to Seattle, I needed something that was quick, healthy and tasty.

And they’ve got all my favorites wrapped up into a little roll of Mexican-inspired goodness. Crispy tortillas. Perfectly cooked sweet potatoes. Soft black beans. And all the spices. Plus, you can freeze them and heat them up for a quick lunch or dinner.

They’re pretty much my ultimate meal.

How to make Healthy Taquitos

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Filling

First things first, we need to talk about the filling. Most recipes for taquitos use some form of ground or shredded meat and lots of cheese. We’re not doing either, but I still wanted to make sure they were substantial and satisfying.

So we’re coming sweet potatoes and black beans (because they're the best combo ever!) and cooking them with classic spices like chili powder, cumin and paprika.

To make the filling, you simply steam your sweet potatoes until they’re tender, remove half of them (more on that in a sec), then add in your other ingredients and heat it all through. It’s so good that you should probably make a double batch of filling and save the extras for salads 🙂

How to make baked taquiots

How to make Vegetarian Taquitos

The benefit of using cheese inside your taquitos is that it helps your filling ingredients have something to stick to. As the taquitos cook, the cheese melts and holds everything in place.

Since we’re going dairy-free with this recipe, we needed something else to keep our filling in place.

My solution? Mashing some of the sweet potatoes and spreading that down as a thin layer first, and then adding your filling on top of that. It worked perfectly! No floppy tortillas, no oozy cheese, and no spilled fillings.

Healthy Avocado Dipping Sauce

The Spicy Avocado Dipping Sauce

I wanted to give you something yummy to serve your taquitos with, so I decided to whip up a spicy avocado dipping sauce.

We’re making it in our blender by adding in some ripe avocado, tahini, lime juice, jalapeño for the spiciness, and cilantro for flavor and blending it up with water. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but holy moly this sauce rocks!

It’s tangy, it’s creamy, it’s spicy and it pairs so well with the taquitos!

Since the taquitos are somewhat sweet from the sweet potatoes, the creamy, coolness from the dipping sauce totally balances everything out. We have sweet, savory, spicy and salt all in one!

Baked Taquitos with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

And the best part of all? These are totally freezer-friendly!

They make a great afternoon snack for kiddos, a quick lunch for work, a fun movie night snack, or even an easy dinner. You just freeze them whole and reheat them in the oven at 300ºF for about 15 minutes and you’re good to go.

I seriously am so excited to share this recipe with you! Make sure that when you make them, you show me a pic you can tag me on Instagram using @simplyquinoa or #simplyquinoa!

Healthy Vegetarian Taquitos with Black Beans


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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taquitos


Baked Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taquitos

These healthy vegetarian taquitos are filled with sweet potatoes and black beans, then baked until crispy perfection! Served with a spicy avocado sauce for dipping!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 taquitos
Calories 134kcal
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Baked Taquitos with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans
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for the tacos:

for the dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno optional
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Water as needed to blend


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add the sweet potato and oil. Saute over medium heat for 1 - 2 minutes, then add water. Cover the pan and allow sweet potatoes to steam until softened about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the sweet to a bowl and return the pan to the heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Once softened, add black beans, half of the sweet potatoes, spices and salt and saute until beans are warm, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Mash the remaining sweet potatoes and assemble the taquitos.
  • Place a tortilla on a flat surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of mashed sweet potato on a third of the tortilla. Place 2 - 3 tablespoons of the filling on top of the sweet potato and roll tortilla tightly around the filling to form a small tube. Place tortilla seam side down on the baking sheet and repeat until all tortillas have been filled.
  • Place taquitos in the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the tortillas are nice and crispy. You may want to flip them over halfway through to avoid burning (depending on your tortillas).
  • While taquitos are cooking, prepare the sauce. Add all the ingredients into a blender, starting with 1/4 cup of water. Blend on high until smooth, adding more water as needed to thin.
  • When ready to serve, plate the taquitos with the dipping sauce and enjoy!



Serving: 1taquito | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5910IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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  1. Flour tortillas would be better for this recipe. Corn tortillas don’t stay together. The whole thing falls apart, the shells break apart. I had to have my husband go to the store and buy flour shells and scrap all the stuff off of the corn tortillas to put in the flour shells. Also I would suggest an alternative to mashing sweet potatoes is to use organic black refried beans.

  2. Made these for dinner and they were phenomenal! So crispy and delicious! Perfect amount of flavour and fillings. I added a bit of cheese to them which made them non-vegan. I can see this becoming a staple in our house as they were toddler approved too!

    • I’m so glad you liked them!! I’m sure they were amazing with a little bit of cheese!

  3. Hi Alyssa! I made these last night and they are awesome! I used corn tortillas and had trouble with them splitting and breaking apart. Any suggestions? Thanks!!

    • YAY! So glad you enjoyed them 🙂 Corn tortillas are super tricky to roll. If you have access to super fresh ones that might work, but I’ve always had the splitting issue. You could also try wrapping them in a damp towel and microwaving them quickly to steam them a little. That might help!

  4. Hi Alyssa! These look amazing, and I can’t wait to try them. You mentioned that they can be frozen and reheated. Would you freeze them after the initial bake? Do you know if they reheat well in the microwave?


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