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Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

7-8

Did somebody say taco night? These easy vegetarian black bean tacos are ready to be your new taco night staple recipe. Made with flavorful black beans for a hardy protein, and topped with your favorite taco toppings, this recipe is bound to be a favorite in your household no matter what your age. 

Vegetarian black bean tacos on a serving dish next to guacamole

Why you’ll love these vegetarian black bean tacos: 

  • Quick: It only takes a 15-minute prep time for these black bean tacos. Perfect for a busy night!
  • Healthy: Everything in this recipe is good for you. They are full of fresh ingredients and so flavorful 
  • Versatile: Get creative with your favorite toppings, and allow your guests or family to personalize these the way they like them 

Ingredients: 

These vegetarian black bean tacos are loaded with the most delicious, fresh ingredients. Let’s talk about some of them…

Ingredients for Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos on cutting board

Ingredient Notes: 

Guacamole Mix: No need to spend hours on the guac, Simply Organic’s Guacamole Dip Mix makes it literally so quick and easy. It’s made with a combo of organic ingredients that you mix in with fresh avocados (I also like to add onion too) for a quick guac. 

Avocados: Loaded with nutrients such as vitamin C, K, B, E, and A, avocados are not just delicious. These glorious fruits (yes, they’re fruits) are also a good source of dietary fiber, which helps keep your heart healthy among so many other things.

Spices: I highly suggest this spice mix for the beans! It’s the best-tasting combo for these tacos, by far. So try your best to stay on the path with this. For the best quality, flavorful spices, try Simply Organic, they are legit the only thing in my spice rack.

Tip: If you don’t have garlic powder, use 3 cloves of garlic.

Black Beans: Full of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy carbs, black beans are such a great meat substitute in a vegetarian diet. They make these tacos super filling and satisfying. 

How to make vegetarian black bean tacos:

1. Prepare all your taco fillings and set them aside.

Beans in a pot over the stove for Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

Simply Organic spices being put on black beans for Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

2. Into a medium-sized pot heat, the olive oil on medium heat then adds the bean to the pot. Warm throughout before adding the rest of the ingredients.  You want to stir to fully coat each bean and reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or until soft.  You can use a masher to soften the beans.

Hand chopping up white onion small on cutting board

Scooping avocado out of a avocado

Mashed guacamole in a bowl on a cutting board

3. Prepare the guacamole by adding the avocados, mix, onion, and cilantro into a mixing bowl, and mash the avocado until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

4. Char/cook tortillas over open file.  Do this carefully using metal tongs and keep your eye on them.  They will likely need 15-20 seconds on each side depending on the power of your stovetop.

Taco filling for Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos being put in tortilla shells

Toppings being added to Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

5. Begin assembling your tacos by adding all the toppings to the taco.  I did around 2 tbsp. of bean mix per taco and then adding a generous amount of everything else… Yes, I am extra like that.

Enjoy!

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Oil: If you are oil-free, just use 1 tbsp. water or vegetable stock in place on the olive oil

Gluten-Free: This recipe is inherently gluten-free because of the cornflour tortillas.

Spices: If you don’t have garlic powder, use 3 cloves of garlic.

Sofrito: If you don’t have sofrito use tomato paste.

Spice Level: If you are not good with spice, omit the chili powder entirely and use a small amount of smoked paprika instead.  1/2 tsp will do!

Gas Stove: If you don’t have a gas stove heat the tortillas in a cast-iron skillet till toasty, mouldable, and hot.

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Vegetarian black bean tacos on a platter

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Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 7-8 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Quick and easy vegetarian black bean tacos that only take 15-minutes to prep. Perfect for a busy taco night!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Beans:

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 400ml can of black beans, washed, strained, and dried

3 tbsp. Sofrito (authentic Mexican tomato cooking base) or 2 tbsp. tomato paste

2 tbsp. green salsa, optional

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 tbsp. cumin spice

1 tsp chili powder

dash of salt and pepper

For the Toppings/Taco:

78 (14-16 if you choose to double up your tortillas) authentic corn flour tortillas, cooked over the fire grill till hot and crispy sides

1 cup queso

1/2 cup crema

1/2 cup finely chopped white onion

1/4 green salsa

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

fresh lime wedges

For the Guacamole:

2 large avocados

1 packet of Simply Organic Guacamole Mix

1/4 cup finely chopped white onion

fresh cilantro for garnish and mixing


Instructions

Prepare all your taco fillings and set them aside.

Into a medium-sized pot heat, the olive oil on medium heat then adds the bean to the pot.  Warm throughout before adding the rest of the ingredients.  You want to stir to fully coat each bean and reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or until soft.  You can use a masher to soften the beans.

Prepare the guacamole by adding the avocados, mix, onion, and cilantro into a mixing bowl, and mash the avocado until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

Char/cook tortillas over open file.  Do this carefully using metal tongs and keep your eye on them.  They will likely need 15-20 seconds on each side depending on the power of your stovetop.

Begin assembling your tacos by adding all the toppings to the taco.  I did around 2 tbsp. of bean mix per taco and then adding a generous amount of everything else… Yes, I am extra like that.

Enjoy!

Notes

Oil: If you are oil-free, just use 1 tbsp. water or vegetable stock in place on the olive oil

Gluten-Free: This recipe is inherently gluten-free because of the cornflour tortillas.

Spices: I highly suggest this spice mix! It’s the best-tasting combo for these tacos, by far! So try your best to stay on the path with this. If you don’t have garlic powder, use 3 cloves of garlic.

Sofrito: If you don’t have sofrito use tomato paste.

Spice Level: If you are not good with spice, omit the chili powder entirely and use a small amount of smoked paprika instead.  1/2 tsp will do!

Gas Stove: If you don’t have a gas stove heat the tortillas in a cast-iron skillet till toasty, mouldable, and hot.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 222
  • Sugar: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 695.2g
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: .2g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.3
  • Fiber: 6.8
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg

Keywords: black beans, tortillas, traditional, vegetarian

Jody Haynes

The beans are absolutely delicious and perfectly seasoned. Hand down I would make this again snd next time get the queso.

Maria Koutsogiannis

yay!!! Thank you so much, Jody!!!

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