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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.

Melissa Williams
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2007

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

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

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

185 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 1.3g; mono fat 0.4g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 13g; carbohydrates 25.8g; fiber 4.8g; cholesterol 6mg; iron 1.4mg; sodium 412mg; calcium 159mg.
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