September 16, 2016

Better Bean Taquitos

Better Bean Taquitos

For the Love of Beans!

Ok truth be told, I love beans. But my body hasn’t always loved them. In fact, most people avoid them. We all know the saying, “Beans Beans, the Magical Fruit, the More You Eat, the More You… (well, you know the rest)!”

But Better Beans? They’re different. I was recently introduced to this brand, and believe me, I will never touch a can of beans again!

Better Bean does three things to make their beans easy on your digestive system:

1. They use freshly grown beans. Beans become harder to cook and digest the older they get, so they cook them when they’re young.

2. They soak their beans. Soaking activates enzymes that make it easier for our bodies to digest all the wonderful nutrients beans have to offer.

3. They use ingredients that help ease bean digestion. Onions, garlic and cumin help – but the star ingredient? Apple cider vinegar, which breaks down indigestible sugars to help digestion.

Aside from that, all of their beans are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegan, and low in sodium (about 1/3 the sodium of canned beans).

Because they’re so fresh, you’ll find them in the refrigerated deli section at your grocery store. I got mine at Whole Foods, for example, and found them over in the deli meat and cheese cooler.

Be on the lookout for the rectangular containers pictured below — no cans for these guys. Better Bean containers are BPA-free, fully recyclable, and freezable!

Better Bean Taquitos

For the Love of Taquitos!

I ordered taquitos for lunch the other day, and they were just “meh.” Actually, they were really underwhelming. They were light on the stuffing and heavy on the fried, greasy tortilla. I thought, “Surely I can make something better than this.”

So I did. And you can, too. The best part is that it’ll only take a few minutes, because this recipe is that easy!

Better Bean Taquitos

You can do two variations: (1) Classic Vegetarian Bean Taquitos, or (2) Chicken and Bean Taquitos.

I made the first option for lunch using the Better Bean Roasted Chipotle Bean Dip (that’s what you’ll see pictured here). I loved them so much that I made the same thing for my husband for dinner, this time using the Uncanny Refried Black Beans with ground chicken.

The possibilities are endless. I recommend playing with a few different ingredients (a dollop of cream cheese or greek yogurt, a spoonful of BBQ sauce or hot sauce, etc.).

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious recipe!

xoxo,

Raquel

Better Bean Taquitos

  • Prep time: 2 minutes
  • Cook time: 6 minutes
  • Total time: 8 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

Better Bean Taquitos

For the love of beans! This is the easiest bean taquito recipe ever! Full of fiber and essential nutrients, beans balance our bodies and keep our minds running strong.

  • 3/4 Cup Better Beans (Uncanny Refried Black Beans or Roasted Chipotle Bean Dip)
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Cotija Cheese
  • 3 Green Onions, sliced
  • 4 Soft Taco Tortillas
  • Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Spray, to taste
  • Optional Toppings: Hot Sauce or Salsa, Avocado, Additional Cotija Cheese and Green Onions
  • Optional Meat Filling: Ground Chicken, seasoned with taco seasoning and garlic powder, cooked over medium high heat.
  1. In a bowl, combine beans with cotija cheese and green onions.
  2. Spray one side of each tortilla with avocado oil spray. Spoon bean filling in the center of each un-sprayed side. Add optional meat filling if desired. Roll into taquitos.
  3. Pan-fry each side for 2 minutes over medium high heat.
  4. Serve warm with optional toppings.
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