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Cherries are majorly in season right now in California. Apparently when cherry trees were brought to North America they grew best in Michigan and the Northwest. I admit roasting and making salsa out of them sounds weird, but this salsa has a great balance of savory and spicy, and still keeps that hint of cherry flavor. The taquitos are filled with my Refried Beans. I sub'd black for pinto beans and a chipotle for fresh jalapeño pepper. Taquitos are traditionally fried, but I grilled mine to save fat and calories.
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Refried Black Bean Taquitos with Roasted Cherry Salsa

June 9, 2013

30 min or less active, appetizer, gluten-free, summer, vegan

Cherries are majorly in season right now in California. Apparently when cherry trees were brought to North America they grew best in Michigan and the Northwest. I admit roasting and making salsa out of them sounds weird, but this salsa has a great balance of savory and spicy, and still keeps that hint of cherry flavor. The taquitos are filled with my Refried Beans. I sub'd black for pinto beans and a chipotle for fresh jalapeño pepper. Taquitos are traditionally fried, but I grilled mine to save fat and calories.

Information

Servings: 12 (1 taquito with 1 1/2 Tbsp salsa)
Time: About 30 minutes active; 1 1/2 hours total (plus refrigerating beans overnight)
Price: About $15.30 total; $1.30 per serving
Nutrition (per serving):
Calories: 158.4
Protein: 4.9g
Fat: 3.5
Saturated fat: 0.47g
Carbohydrates: 29.1g
Fiber: 4.2g
Sodium: 312.9mg
Cholesterol: 0mg
High In:
Good Source:
Low In:

Ingredients

  • 25 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped and divided
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO, divided
  • 1 chipotle pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped finely
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 hot red pepper, halved
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, halved
  • 1 ear of corn, shucked
  • 1 lb cherries, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 12 6" corn tortillas

Preparation

  1. Make the refried black beans according to my Refried Bean recipe substituting the beans and hot pepper.
  2. While the beans are cooking on the second day, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Lay vegetables and cherries on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with EVOO and 1/2 tsp salt. Roast 20 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  4. In a food processor, add the roasted cherries and vegetables along with remaining 1/2 tsp salt, cilantro and lime juice. Pulse about 8-10 times until incorporated, but still chunky. Spoon into a bowl and set aside.
  5. To make the taquitos, heat a grill or grill pan, coated with cooking spray, over medium high heat.
  6. Soften the tortillas by alternating two tortillas with a damp paper towel, stacking them. Microwave 30-45 seconds until warm and pliable.
  7. Spread each tortilla with 1-2 Tbsp refried beans, then roll up tightly. Place on grill/grill pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side until browned. Remove and serve with salsa.

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