Three ingredients and 30 minutes are all you need to make these vegan rolled tacos. Black bean burgers from the grocery store make the quick and easy filling!
Skill level: EASY
This recipe is perfect for beginning cooks. Not many ingredients, not many steps, big deliciousness payoff. I’ve burnt them in the oven, but what haven’t I burnt in the oven? Take them out in time and you’re set.
Nutrition info per taco:
• 116 calories
• 3.5g fiber
• 6.3g protein
• 3 Weight Watchers Smartpoints®
The secret to making these super quick rolled tacos is using pre-made black bean burgers as the filling. From what I’ve seen they’re usually vegan and I always love the way they’re seasoned, no matter what brand I get. The texture is perfect to fill a crunchy taco shell.
This is important, too: they’re ready to go, and I didn’t have anything to do with it.
A few things I won’t have to do to get my hands on the food party that is rolled tacos:
– sift through stacks of internet tracking down a vegan rolled taco recipe I think will be delicious
– buy all the seasonings and everything else it calls for
– spend more time cooking and cleaning up than actually eating
Black bean burgers are so easy to use as rolled taco filling they’re even pre-measured. Once they’re thawed I just tear them in half, roll them into little logs and boom: I’ve just made rolled taco filling. Are we getting into dangerously easy territory here or what?!?
If black bean burgers aren’t regulars on your shopping list, stay calm. Just head for the frozen section of a big grocery store and you’re likely to find them. I live in the deep woods of the rust belt and the only national-chain grocery store nearby is a WalMart Super Center…which carries a brand of vegan black bean burgers. Unless you’re adrift at sea, you have an equal or greater chance of scoring some.
They’re actually pretty fun to make. I wrap the filling with a corn tortilla, give it a good spritz of my favorite spray oil du jour and repeat until I have enough rolled tacos. Or I run out of ingredients. Then, pop them in the oven.
They come out smelling like a Mexican restaurant, golden brown and packing serious crunch!
When I want something to dip them in, I sometimes whip up a quick batch of avocado dipping sauce. It’s rich and creamy and just spicy enough to have a little kick. You’ll need a blender or food processor to make it but it’s extremely easy. I also like to pick up some guacamole from the store sometimes for dipping.
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3 ingredients and basic kitchen skills are all you need to bake Easy Vegan Rolled Tacos to golden, crisp perfection. They're a healthier, vegan answer to fast food cravings!
2 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
32 minTotal Time
- 4 pre-made vegan black bean burgers, thawed (see notes)
- 8 small corn tortillas
- your choice of cooking spray
- Half a 14 oz. package firm tofu, drained
- 1/2 an avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1/2 c cilantro stems and leaves
- Juice from 1 1/2 limes
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 - 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, according to taste
- 1/4 tsp chipotle seasoning
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- For the rolled tacos:
- Heat the oven to 350. Coat the inside of an 8"x8" or 10"x7" baking dish with cooking spray.
- Thaw the burgers in the microwave according to the package.
- Tear each burger in half and shape into a little sausage.
- Heat a small skillet on medium heat.
- Place a tortilla in the skillet for a few seconds until warm, then flip and warm the other side.
- Loosely wrap the tortilla around a burger-sausage. Secure with a toothpick.
- Spray generously with cooking spray and set toothpick-side down in the dish. Repeat with the rest of the burgers and tortillas.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Flip them all over.
- Bake an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove the toothpicks and serve.
- For the avocado dipping sauce:
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend for 3-4 minutes or until totally smooth and creamy.
As of 11/2017, widely available black bean burger products include:
Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burgers (vegan and gluten free)
Amy’s Black Bean Veggie Burgers (vegan)
Tofurky Spicy Black Bean Burgers (vegan and gluten free)
Dr. Praeger’s Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers (vegan and gluten free)
Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers (vegetarian, NOT vegan or gluten free)
Augason Farms Black Bean Burgers (gluten free, ingredients appear vegan but product isn’t certified)
Serving size is one rolled taco.
Re-written from 2016 post.