Just made some seriously awesome vegan taquitos. I used Happy Herbivore’s beef crumbles and then added a package of taco seasoning and a little more water to moisten back up.
To make the taquitos, you need to cook ( fry ) the corn tortillas a bit so that they don’t tear when you are trying to roll them up. About a minute on each side with a little oil in the pan should do the trick.
Let them cool just a bit after cooking so you don’t burn your fingers, then place about 3 tbs of maet ( I’m coining a new phrase for “fake meat” ) toward one edge of the tortilla. I also added about 1/2 a tbs of Daiya Pepper Jack Cheese to this version……made them even better than previous versions. Roll the tortilla over the stuffing as tightly as you can without breaking or ripping the tortilla. THEN ( and this is the big secret )……push a toothpick through the middle of the rolled tortilla starting about 1/2 inch from the flap. This will keep the whole thing together.
Put all of the rolled and skewered tortillas back into the hot pan with a little more oil ( about 1 tbs ) and fry for about 3 minutes. Turn them over and fry the other side for about 3 minutes.
Let them cool for a few minutes and then you can take out the toothpick and serve.
I actually got D to eat one and he said they were incredible! Enjoy!