Taco Tuesday: How to Make Crunchy Black Bean Tacos (You Won’t Miss the Meat) by Donna John

Vegetarian Dinner
a month ago
Taco Tuesday: How to Make Crunchy Black Bean Tacos (You Won’t Miss the Meat)

The whole family will love these simple black bean tacos! Dinner is ready in under 20!

You'll need:

  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion 
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 6-8 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated
  • olive oil
  • corn tortillas
  • garnishes: sliced avocado or guacamole, sour cream, salsa

Here's how you make them:

  1. Combine the black beans, red onion, cumin, paprika, cilantro, and salt and pepper, to taste, in a bowl. Mash everything together (I like to leave it just a little chunky). 
  2. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet. Put 2-3 corn tortillas on the bottom (depending on the size of your pan). Add about 1/4 cup or so of the filling to one side of the tortillas. Top with some grated cheese.
  3. Fold the tortilla over the filling to create the taco. Press gently with a spatula and cook until it gets really crispy, then flip and continue to cook until the other side is crispy. Serve with desired garnishes. 

Note: Sometimes, for my meat-loving husband, I add a little taco-seasoned ground beef or turkey on top of the bean mixture. 

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Sounds so good! Love that it can be vegetarian and gluten-free, too, Donna John!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
I love that also Elisa All 30SecondMom ! Satisfies so many!
Donna John
If you want, you can add taco-seasoned meat to this recipe. I've done that before for my husband.
Donna Gates Graham
looks great. I'm going to make these for sure

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