try this: black bean tacos

This is one of me and my kids favorites! We have this often when my husband (Mr. Where's The Beef) is traveling. Even Colin loves the black beans! Its simple, inexpensive and makes terrific leftovers.

Black Beans Tacos

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Diced Tomatoes
Shredded lettuce
Shredded cheese
Flour Tortillas (Trader Joe's has the best!)

Set up an assembly line and make your favorite!

Black Beans
2 cans black beans, drained
1 clove garlic, crushed with knife
1/4 cup diced sweet onion
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

In a large skillet or saucepan, saute whole garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil; remove when golden and discard. Add beans and remaining ingredients; cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Salt to taste.

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About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1
    Juice says:

    These look yummy!
    So sorry I missed your post about going to Baltimore. I live right downtown. Let me know if you ever need “off the beaten path” recommendations in the future. 🙂

  2. 2
    M says:

    NICE. Today I asked C if he wanted anything particular for dinner, and he said your black bean tacos. He did NOT mention that you had just posted the recipe, so I just made my own version of them with the stuff I had in the kitchen already… and here they are after all that! I wasn’t too far off, but will definitely use THIS recipe next time!!!!! 🙂

  3. 3

    I have everything on hand except the tomatoes. What a beautiful and simple family fare.

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    SnoWhite says:

    delicious!! I’ll have to make these when my hubby travels too (he’s Mr. I don’t like beans).