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Recipe: Black Bean & Beef Tacos

black bean beef tacos

Okay, I’ve had a few questions about how I made these. So here’s a quick & dirty recipe.  Here’s the original post.


  • 1 lb of lean ground beef. I prefer ground sirloin, so that’s what I use.
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 jar (about 12 oz.) of salsa. I like Whole Foods’ 365 mild salsa. It is what I used in this recipe.
  • 3/4 package of shredded cheese. I used a “Mexican” four-cheese blend. Sharp cheddar would also be quite tasty!
  • Hard taco shells or tortillas (whatever your preference might be)
  • Toppings: lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream. Go wild!

How to:

  • Brown the groundmeat in a skillet on medium-ish heat. Drain in a collander.
  • Put back into the skillet. Add the black beans and salsa. Lower heat a bit to medium low.
  • Cook until groundmeat is completely cooked through and beans are well heated. The salsa juice will bubble and boil a bit.
  • While all this is cooking, be sure to heat your tacos, tortilla wraps, or whatever you’re going to put this in.
  • When all ingredients are cooked, add in the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and blended with dish. It will take on an orange-y look.
  • Place filling into taco shell. Add toppings. Being the wild woman that I am, I ate this with just lettuce.

It made for a quite yummy dish. Enjoy!

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  1. Sile says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the info. Gonna try making this this weekend. Always looking for a new spin on the taco.

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