Ground Beef and Black Bean Tacos

We had friends coming over for dinner so I decided to make tacos. They are quick and easy to make and it gives me a chance to use my taco baking rack. I grabbed some lean ground beef, cooked it with some onion, lots of seasonings, green chile and black beans. I baked some corn tortillas until they were nice and crispy then filled them up with the beef mixture as well as lots of lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, and served them with homemade guacamole and salsa. They were a huge hit with my family and our friends too. Healthy, tasty and easy – my kind of meal.
 
Ground Beef and Black Bean Tacos:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 4 oz can of diced green chiles
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and break the meat into crumbles. Add the onion as well as the seasonings then cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the drained and rinsed can of black beans to the beef mixture as well as the green chiles then stir until well combined. Set aside.

Other Ingredients:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Cheddar cheese, chopped
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap the tortillas in a paper towel then microwave for 30 seconds to soften the tortillas. Place the corn tortillas over the baking rack then spray each tortilla with cooking spray; bake for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. If you don’t have a baking rack, fry the tortillas in oil and form into tacos.

Fill each crispy taco shell with beef and bean mixture, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, olives, cilantro, and green onions. Serve with guacamole and salsa. Enjoy.


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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3 Responses to “Ground Beef and Black Bean Tacos”

  1. 1

    Ana Powell — March 15, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    Hi Pam
    Another delightful recipe and loved the baking rack too x

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  2. 2

    Kimmie — March 16, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    Really gotta get me one of those racks!

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  3. 3

    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — March 17, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    I've never seen one of those racks. I'd love to try to make my own taco shells!

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