Black Bean Tacos

It’s Taco Tuesday! It’s no secret that we love making tacos for dinner (see: tuna tacos, steak tacos, chicken tacos, chili tacos), but these are actually what we usually eat on taco night:

black bean tacos {the kosher foodies}

Black bean tacos are our go-to dinner when we can’t think of what to put on the menu on any given week. Even though we eat these at least once a month, it doesn’t get boring, we always change up the toppings depending on what’s  in the fridge (but I always make sure to buy an avocado from the street guys. And I never pay more than $1!). What are your favorite taco toppings?

black bean tacos {the kosher foodies} IMG_3205 

Black Bean Tacos
makes about 6 tacos


  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, chopped plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper
  • corn tortillas
  • toppings: lime, chopped scallions, sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, shredded cabbage, cilantro, hot sauce, grated cheese, sour cream, etc.


  1. Heat a pot over medium heat. Saute the onion in a little bit of olive oil for 5 minutes, until it softens. Add the garlic, chipotle, adobo and spices and cook until fragrant.
  2. Add the beans to the pot and coat well. Add the water, bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer, covered for about 15 minutes.
  3. Mash up the beans a little bit with a rubber spatula, and your filling is ready.
  4. Serve in warmed tortillas (I like to melt some grated cheese on them, but don’t let them get too toasty!) with the toppings of your choice. I like avocado, hot sauce, scallions, cabbage and a splash of fresh lime juice.

black bean tacos {the kosher foodies}

  • Yum! We are also big taco fans! These black bean tacos look great!

  • Jamie Geller

    YUMMYYYYY! We do taco night about once a week – favorite family dinner!

  • mayihavethatrecipe

    Perfect vegetarian dinner. Looks great!

  • melindakitchentested

    I want to make these for dinner this week. I basically have every ingredient in the house besides the corn tortillas…gotta go shopping 🙂

  • Alison @ Alibabka

    sounds awesome! great for a no meat kind of meal 🙂

  • Yum, my kind of dinner, filling, lots of interesting flavors, no meat.

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    Sounds great, and I love the pictures!

  • Easy and delish.

  • LilMissCakes

    I wish my son would eat tacos, they are so easy and delish!

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    We are not big taco fans, but I would eat this in a second! So fresh and healthy looking!

  • Congrats! This recipe has been nominated to win my Inspired Recipe of the Year Award. The shortlist will be announced on 12/30/2013.