As the weather begins to get warmer each day, here’s a yummy Mexican recipe to bring in the flavors of Spring! Check out these Spicy Buffalo Baked Taquitos submitted by Tasty25 contributor Amber Constant of New Orleans, Louisiana; these delicious ethnic treats are a healthy twist to a Mexican delight, filled with meat, veggies, and all sorts of great spices! The meal feeds 4 adults at only 320 calories per serving, low in sodium, and they’re packed full of protein, dietary fiber, and much more. Share your thoughts with Amber by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff
CALORIE COUNT: 320 Calories Per Serving; SERVING SIZE: 161 grams.
What you need:
1 Cup of white onion, chopped
2 Cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 Cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 lb. Raw buffalo meat, ground (96-98%lean)
1/4 Cup fresh salsa
1/4 Cup goat cheese
1/4 Cup black bean spread (I used Cedars brand.)
1/4 Cup white bean spread (I used Cedars brand.)
1/4 Cup cooked quinoa
1 Package of Sprouted Corn Tortillas
1 Tbsp. kelp
1 Tsp. ground black peppercorn
2 Tsp. cumin
1 Tsp. paprika
2 Tsp. cayenne powder
2 Tsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. dried cilantro, or more if using fresh
Coconut Oil (For Brushing)
Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)
Preheat oven to 425F. In a skillet, saute onions for 4 minutes; Add red pepper, then saute for 2 minutes, adding garlic until aromatic. (1 minute or so.)
Next, add the buffalo meat and seasonings; Cook for 5min or until browned; Add your cooked quinoa, and stir until evenly distributed.
Add in goat cheese, salsa, bean spreads, and additional seasonings if needed; Stir until evenly distributed and heated for 2-3 minutes.
Open tortillas, place filling inside, and make tight rolls; Place all on a baking sheet, and brush lightly with coconut oil (Or olive oil.)
Bake for 10-15min. (Bake until browned and crispy on the outside.)
Remove from oven, and serve hot.
Eat & enjoy!
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Amber Constant is a Tasty25 Magazine contributor from New Orleans, LA.