Bean Boquitas

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by dicentra

This is from my 365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian cookbook. “Boquitas means ‘little mouthfuls’ in Spanish. These crisp, fan-shaped little treats are a great way to use up leftover beans. Serve them with salsa or with your favorite guacamole.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mash refried beans with a fork to loosen them.
  2. Cut tortillas in half. Fill each half with 1 heaping teaspoon of refried beans.
  3. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of grated cheese. Fold tortilla over to form a fan shape.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat 1 inch of vegetable oil until thermometer registers 350*.
  5. Fry boquitas in batches without crowding, squeezing edges closed with tongs when you turn them, until golden brown, 1-2 minutes on each side.
  6. With a slotted spoon, transfer boquitas to paper towels to drain. Serve hot with salsa and/or guacamole on the side.

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