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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Vegetarian 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.

Cooking Light MAY 2007

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 2 taquitos)

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

Preparation

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.

Preheat oven to 425°.

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.

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

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 185
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbohydrate: 25.8g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 412mg
  • Calcium: 159mg
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