Sunday, February 04, 2007

Baked bean and cheese taquitos

Thanks to a coworker (I believe I have mentioned this before), I am now in the possession of an authentic cast iron tortilla press. Isn't it pretty?

I used it for the first time a little bit ago, to make taquitos. Normally, taquitos are fried in oil, but I have an aversion to fried foods, especially since heart disease runs in the family. So I made me some baked ones.

Superbowl snacking. I will be home while The Man attends a party. Will I be watching the game? be honest, the TV will be muted while the playing is going on and unmuted for the commercials LOL

Baked Bean and Cheese Taquitos

1 cup masa harina
2/3 cup water
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 cup refried beans
1 cup shredded cotija cheese

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the masa, water and salt to make your tortilla dough. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and press between pieces of waxed paper in a tortilla press (if you don't have one, use a rolling pin like I used to do). Fry each tortilla in a dry skillet for 2 minutes on each side.

After the tortillas are fried, spread a thin layer of refried beans over each tortilla, then sprinkle some cheese. Carefully roll the tortillas up and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Serve with salsa, sour cream (or a mixture of the 2, like I do), guac, or whatever you like.


Lynn Barry said...

Awesome! Never thought about baking tortilla shells..thanks

ByTheBay said...

Gorgeous! Well done!