Ever find yourself staring blankly into your pantry, locking eyes with one of these?
A can of black beans. Seems harmless enough, right? Well if you’re anything like me, you may have recently trekked through your local Costco warehouse and thought it would be a fabulous idea to buy an enormous flat of them. It’s such a good deal, this Costco place you might have thought as you shlepped the cans into your shopping cart the size of a clydesdale. Little did I know that purchasing this apocolypse-preparatory amount of canned black beans would morph into a challenge. A challenge to do more with them than toss ’em with some rice and call it a Mexican side dish. NO! (That’s Spanish for “no”). I would revolutionize the black bean! Or I’d just make some taquitos. Either way.
So, grab your can’o’beans. You may need to walk, bike, canoe, or cartwheel over to the store to pick up the rest of the supplies:
1 small can of chipotle sauce
Firstly, drain and thouroughly rinse your beans. Pre-heat your oven to 475 degrees.
Now, finely mince up some garlic and toss that in a skillet with 2 tbsp of chipotle sauce, over medium heat. Let this simmer away for a few minutes, allowing the garlic to cook. Next, go ahead and add your black beans, stirring to mix in with the sauce. As you stir, use the back of your spatula to smash the beans. Mix and smash, stir and smash…until they resemble the consistency of refried beans. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper, and set aside.
Assemble a few tortillas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush both sides of the tortillas with olive oil, and pop them in your already-warm oven for a minute or two. When you bring them out, they should be heated through and much more pliable for rolling.
Spread about a spoonfull of the bean mixture onto each tortilla, and sprinkle some cheese too. Now, gently roll them up and place them seam side down on the parchment. Give each taquito one more brush of olive oil, and pop them in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy!
Serve with guacamole, salsa, or sour cream. Or all three!
Wyatt prefers salsa, apparently.