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A plate of Tacos Dorados de Frijoles topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and more.
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5 from 7 votes

Bean Tacos Dorados

Bean Tacos Dorados (Tacos Dorados de Frijoles) are crunchy, crispy, and so satisfying. They are the perfect Mexican meal to feature at your table.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 854kcal

Equipment

  • toothpicks
  • Potato Masher

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1/4 onion finely diced
  • 2 cups pinto beans
  • 1/4 cup bean juice (reserved from cooking) or substitute with water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced

How to Assemble the Tacos:

Instructions

For the Filling:

  • Heat the oil.
  • Add the onions and jalapeno.
  • Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the beans, bean juice, salt, and garlic.
  • Mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  • The consistency should be thick not runny.

How to Assemble the Tacos:

  • Warm up the tortillas for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  • Do this in batches.
  • The tortillas should be pliable enough to fold or roll.
  • Using a spoon and your best judgement, add a spoonful of the bean filling to one half of the tortilla.
  • Fold over the other side of the tortilla to create a taco.
  • Thread with toothpicks to seal the taco.
  • Repeat until you have no more ingredients.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Fry the tacos for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Be careful not to burn.
  • Remove from the frying pan and place on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  • Serve immediately with all the desired toppings.

Video

Notes

How do you make tacos dorados in the oven?
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Line 2 baking sheets with foil paper and spray with oil.
Add the tacos and brush with more oil.
Bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
How do you Air Fry tacos dorados?
Spray the air fryer basket with a few spritzes of oil.
Place tacos in the basket, 5-6 at a time, depending on your air fryer.
Cook the taquitos at 400°F | 204°C for 7 minutes, flip halfway through.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 854kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 41g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg