Recipe: Black Bean Tacos

Mexican food is a big favourite of mine and B’s, it’s so easy to whip up, full of flavour and you can use pretty much anything you have on hand. I had been sick and had pretty much no appetite for almost a week (the worst kind of sickness for someone like me!) so had a fridge full of veggies that needed using, so into the mix they all went! I’ve become a big fan of black beans recently as well, although sometimes it’s tricky to find cans of them, but worth the effort when you do locate them! I went cheese-less when making these, opting to go more heavy handed on the avocado instead, but obviously you can cheese them up if you so desire!

Ingredients List

  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2tbs cumin
  • 2tbs paprika
  • 1tbs oregano
  • 1tbs chilli flakes (or to taste)
  • Zucchini
  • Head of broccoli
  • Corn cob
  • Can of black beans
  • Tortillas (I used corn tortillas)
  • Avocado
  • Lime



  1. Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic
  2. Dice the zucchini and broccoli
  3. Heat oil in a pan and cook the onion and garlic until translucent, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the spices and mix through for 30 seconds
  5. Add the zucchini and broccoli, stir together and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Remove the corn from the cob and add to the pan, stirring through
  7. Drain and rinse the beans, add them to the pan with 1/2 cup water. Stir well, cover and simmer until the water is absorbed
  8. Heat the tortillas (I do mine in a pan as we don’t have a microwave)
  9. Spoon the mixture into the tortillas, squeeze over some lime juice, top with avocado and enjoy!

I love how quick and easy this is to whip up, and the bean mixture will keep well for leftover tacos, or as a nacho topping instead! Delicious!


Are you a fan of Mexican food too? Any particular favourite way to eat it?

4 Comments on Recipe: Black Bean Tacos

  1. Caeli @ Little Vegan Bear
    November 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm (11 years ago)

    F-yeah! I love black bean tacos! Black beans are the best bean for Mexican…kidneys are overrated in that respect.

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 27, 2013 at 9:11 am (11 years ago)

      Yeah definitely! Canned black beans are unfortunately a bit harder to find so they aren’t as useful for a quick meal, but I try and stock up when I do find them!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm (11 years ago)

      There’s something about zucchini that I think just works perfectly in Mexican food! Plus, tacos are just delicious regardless!


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