Taquitos and I go way back. When I was in high school, I used to go over to a friend’s house everyday after school and we would eat taquitos as our afternoon snack. They were microwaved and probably had some type of fake cheese inside of them, but I loved them. I loved them so much that a few years ago I went hunting for the cheese ones in the frozen section and was so excited when I found them. I got them home, heated them up, and they didn’t taste at all how I remembered them tasting. Although, there might have been something else clouding up my memory (and making things taste better than they actually tasted) back then, if you know what I mean!
If you know me, you know that I love sweet potatoes and black beans and Mexican food, so this dish probably isn’t a surprise to you at all. I just googled the word “taquito” to make sure I knew the correct definition and although it says they are usually stuffed with cheese, chicken, or beef, I decided to take a walk on the wild side and not use any of those ingredients in mine. Instead, these are stuffed with a roasted sweet potato and black bean mixture and dipped into a roasted tomatillo and avocado dip. If you ask me, these are pretty much the best flavors ever and you won’t miss any of those traditional taquito fillings!
I’ve also baked these taquitos rather than frying them, so you can eat the entire pan and not feel bad about it! At least that is what I did… These will also go well on your Superbowl menu! Or as an appetizer, dinner, midnight snack, etc… You get the point!Print