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Vegetarian Taquitos

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 2 taquitos)
Taquito (ta-KEE-toe) means "little taco," and these are a vegetarian delight. They're filled with savory ingredients and then rolled into cigar-shaped bundles. You can prepare and refrigerate the filling the night before; allow it to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before assembling the taquitos. Use tongs to dip the tortillas into the simmering broth.

Ingredients

  • FILLING:
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups veggie ground round (such as Yves Veggie Cuisine)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
  • REMAINING INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • 16 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2/3 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 185
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 13 g
  • carbohydrate 25.8 g
  • fiber 4.8 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 412 mg
  • calcium 159 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare filling, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add veggie ground round and next 4 ingredients (through chiles); cook 5 minutes.

    Chopping Onion
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.

  3. Bring broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, carefully dip tortilla into broth for 2 seconds using tongs; place softened tortilla on a paper towel. Spoon about 1 tablespoon filling across lower third of tortilla; top with 2 teaspoons cheese. Roll up; place rolled tortilla on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly spray roll with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, filling, and cheese.

  4. Bake at 425° for 13 minutes or until rolls are crisp.

Cook's Notes

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