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Homemade Taquitos

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5 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Serves 6 to 8
This easy taquitos recipe is a fun appetizer or dinner! Serve it with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream or yogurt to take it over the top.



  • 1 (20-ounce) can Jackfruit, cored and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles, drained


  • 12 to 14 flour or flour+corn tortillas*, (see note)
  • ¾ cup refried beans
  • ½ cup jack cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • Extra-virgin olive oil cooking spray
  • Toppings, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, cilantro, serranos


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On the baking sheet, toss the shredded jackfruit with the olive oil, garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt and several grinds of pepper. Add the green chiles and toss again. Spread in a thin layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the jackfruit is lightly golden brown. Remove from the pan.
  • Line the baking sheet with a new sheet of parchment paper and warm the tortillas until they’re pliable, 3 to 5 minutes. Spread a strip of refried beans near the left edge of the tortilla. Add some of the jackfruit mixture and a sprinkle of cheese and scallions. Don’t overstuff. Tuck and roll into thin taquitos and carefully transfer each to the baking sheet. If necessary, you can use toothpicks to hold them in place.
  • Spray very generously with olive oil cooking spray and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy around the edges.
  • Top with desired toppings.


*I got the best results with these small, pliable flour+corn tortillas which I find at Whole Foods. In terms of texture, flour tortillas are the next best option, as they hold their shape better and crack less than corn tortillas. 
Find jackfruit at asian markets or Trader Joes.