Taquitos Recipe with Cheese, Beans, and Green Chiles (Homemade Taquitos)

This Taquitos Recipe with Cheese, Beans, and Green Chiles is one of our favorite ways to tailgate. I could eat 50 of these MINI BEAN & CHEESE TAQUITOS! I just can’t get enough. Such a fun and easy appetizer for the holidays or game day. This Homemade Taquitos Recipe is always a crowd pleaser.

Mini taquitos with dipping sauces

Taquitos Recipe with Green Chiles, Beans, and Cheese

This Homemade Taquitos Recipe is stuffed with green chiles, refried beans, and LOTS of cheese.

I’ve been wanting to make this Taquitos Recipe for so long, and I’m so glad I finally did! I wanted to make an easy and simple flavor combination, and I’m OBSESSED with how they turned out. This Mini Green Chile, Bean & Cheese Taquitos Recipe is SO GOOD! They’re the ultimate fun appetizer for New Years Eve, tailgating, BBQs, or an after school snack.

These tasty Homemade Taquitos are bite sized, super crispy, and just the right amount of spicy. I’m in LOVE and can’t wait to try other flavors. I think a chicken cream cheese taquitos recipe should be next up on my list. Wouldn’t that be delish?

Learn How to Make Taquitos with this Homemade Taquitos Recipe. These Mini Bean & Cheese Taquitos with Green Chiles are perfect for dipping!

Homemade Taquitos Recipe, close up of mini taquitos

Can of Old El Paso Refried Beans & taco seasoning

Homemade Taquitos Recipe

These cute mini bean & cheese taquitos are made with only 6 ingredients:

  1. Refried beans
  2. Taco seasoning
  3. Green chiles
  4. Lots of cheese
  5. Fresh cilantro
  6. and Tortillas

Well, 7 ingredients if you count the oil. And I guess the oil is necessary! Old El Paso helps to make this homemade taquitos recipe extra easy and quick by adding all the flavor with none of the fuss.

You guys know I’m a huge fan of Old El Paso, and their green chiles are my fave ingredient in so many recipes. I have used them in:

and SO much more. I’m such a big fan. And they are perfect for this homemade taquitos recipe too!

How to Make Taquitos

Trust me, this homemade taquitos recipe is super easy to make. Would I put it on here if it weren’t? You know I love my easy recipes!

Start with the ingredients listed above (only a few!) to make your bean, cheese, and green chile mix. These will be stuffed inside of the tortillas (the small street taco size tortillas are perfect for this mini taquitos recipe). Add the bean mixture onto the tortillas, roll them up tightly, and then fry them in oil for a couple of minutes each. And voila!

You’ll be making this easy homemade taquito recipe over and over again!

See recipe card below for full instructions.

Mini taquitos on wood board, some dipped in sauce

Serving tray of homemade taquitos in dipping sauces

Mini Bean & Cheese Taquitos are perfect for dipping!

These homemade taquitos are delicious on their own, but they’re even better when dipped in something. And the dipping possibilities are endless!

My FAVORITE dipping sauces for this mini bean & cheese taquitos recipe are salsa, sour cream, cilantro avocado ranch, and hot sauce. I personally like a combo of all of the above…

But I’m a huge fan of dips around here…and you probably already knew that. :) Here are a few incredible dips to make with this green chile homemade taquitos recipe:

These little Mini Green Chile Bean & Cheese Taquitos are sure to become a regular favorite at our house. I think I might just make these for my upcoming bunco night. Big change of subject but have you guys tried bunco? I’m so excited! I feel like a real bonafide grown up.

What drinks to pair with Taquitos

There’s nothing better to pair with Homemade Taquitos than an amazing Margarita! We have compiled all our favorite Margarita Recipes in the ULTIMATE MARGARITA GUIDE. From classic to unique to flavored to frozen, we have you covered! Be sure to check it out today.


Close up of mini taquito in salsa

Now that you know how to make taquitos, I guarantee you’ll be making them over and over again for parties, appetizers, game day, etc. This Homemade Taquitos Recipe is just TOO good!

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Taquitos. Enjoy!

If you enjoyed these green chile, bean & cheese taquitos, you’ll love these recipes too:

5 from 3 votes
I could eat 50 of these MINI GREEN CHILE CHEESY BEAN TAQUITOS! I just can't get enough. Such a fun and easy appetizer for the holidays or game day. These are always a crowd pleaser.
Mini Green Chile Cheesy Bean Taquitos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Taquitos Recipe with Cheese, Beans, and Green Chiles is one of our favorite ways to tailgate. I could eat 50 of these MINI BEAN & CHEESE TAQUITOS! I just can't get enough. Such a fun and easy appetizer for the holidays or game day. This Homemade Taquitos Recipe is always a crowd pleaser.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: homemade taquitos, taquitos
Servings: 24 Taquitos
Calories: 29 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • 1 can Refried Beans 16 ounce
  • 1 can Chopped Green Chiles 4.5 ounce
  • 1 ounce Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 24 3 inch flour tortillas *See note
  • Canola oil for frying
  1. Mix together the beans, chiles, seasoning, cheese, and cilantro in a medium sized bowl until fully combined.
  2. Heat 2-3 inches oil in a deep cast iron skillet or dutch oven until it reaches 350F.
  3. On a clean work surface, place 1 tablespoon of the bean mixture on the bottom middle of each tortilla and roll up as tightly as you can, securing with a toothpick.
  4. Fry in batches for 1-2 minutes, turning as they cook, until browned and crispy to your liking. I like them really crispy.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the oil and allow to cool slightly on a paper towel lined plate until you can remove the toothpicks.
  6. Serve with dipping sauces such as salsa, guacamole, avocado ranch, sour cream, or hot sauce.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*I like the street taco size flour tortillas. You can buy them already this size or use a round large cookie cutter to cut out your tortillas from larger ones)

NOTE: Taquitos are traditionally made with corn tortillas, but can also be made with flour; easier to roll and keep together. Totally up to you!

Nutrition Facts
Mini Green Chile Cheesy Bean Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I think I'm addicted to these taquitos and I have't even tried them yet. You are seriously killing the game over here!
I swear, these things are so good! Between the five of us, almost all of the twenty-four are gone the first night I make them. We like them fried til kinda dark, too, and I love mine drizzled with a little southwest chipotle dressing! So so good!
    Becky Hardin
    YAY! So glad to hear that :) We are the same way with them, and I love the chipotle dressing idea!
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