It's been a while since Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos have been found on store shelves. And that made me sad. And it made my readers sad because these were the more flavorful of two taquito options.
Taste and review
Whenever there is a packaging change, that means something has changed from the original product. Since they are back they are a mere 30 cents more expensive but seem just as good as they were previously.
These are a staple in my household as they make for a quick and easy dinner. Best of all they can be dressed up with lettuce, salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole or sour cream on top for a filling and more balanced meal.
But more importantly here is the taste, out of the toaster oven these are flavorful and filling. They seemed a bit cheesier than they did the last time I had them. But the beans, are very filling.
Unlike the Chicken Taquitos, these actually have flavor. They were fine on their own but even better with a few extras.
Air Fryer Directions
Since the air fryer has taken off in popularity, a lot of packages don't have directions that reflect that this would be a good option for this product.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400F.
- Once your air fryer is preheated add the taquitos in a single layer.
- Cook for about 7 minutes
If you love the idea of a crisp fried tortilla wrapped around a flavorful and cheesy filling, then add this to your cart.
Unfortunately, this is not an item that does well in the microwave. You'll get the best flavor from either the oven or toaster oven as you really want that familiar taquito crunch.
Would I repurchase this item? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos again and I'm really excited they are back.
Calories, ingredients and directions
And the fully cooked taquitos:
Previous product on shelves
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this item:
The freezer package of Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare (which by the way is annoyingly on the plastic wrapper and not on the container):
This is not a freezer item for the microwave. The last thing you want is soggy. So this one is going in the toaster oven:
Coming out of the toaster oven:
This is one of those freezer items that ends up on "Buy It Again" List. It's crispy and the filling is delicious. If you make the entire package, its easy to eat the whole thing. The only thing that might stop you is the bean and cheese filling. It will make you full. Pick one up for your next get together, movie night, staycation of whenever you enjoy some appetizers in place of an actual meal.
Or be classy and have Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos as an entire meal with a Caprese salad.
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Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos
Product Name: Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos
Product Description: Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos are back and as good as I remember them.
Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos are back on store shelves.
- Just as good as I remembered them
- The better of the taquito options in the frozen sections
- They disappeared off of shelves for about a year
A side of warm queso would complete it
Another great review! Thank you Brenda.
Looks like they would definitely need some cilantro, salsa and queso on top. It seems strange that they have mushrooms in them. Even though I don't like mushrooms it doesn't deter me from trying them but just seems like an odd ingredient in black bean and cheese taquitos
I guess to give that meaty texture
I couldn't taste the mushrooms at all. I think they would be great with that Fiesta Cashew cheese dip!
I wish TJ would start putting air fryer instructions on the package instead of microwave instructions, especially since these little guys are not so good in the microwave as you stated.
Thanks for your review.
I will make in my air fryer and guess about timing and temp.