Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos
These vegetarian black bean tacos are a great way to enjoy Mexican-style flavors without any meat. The black beans provide an excellent source of protein, while the lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese add plenty of flavor and texture. The tacos are easy to make and can be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Serve with a side of guacamole or salsa to complete the meal.
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 8-10 small corn or flour tortillas
- 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup grated cheese (optional)
- Sour cream, guacamole, and/or salsa, for serving (optional)
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the black beans, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to coat the beans with the spices. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
3. Heat a separate skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the skillet and warm for 30-60 seconds per side. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
4. To assemble the tacos, divide the black bean mixture among the tortillas. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, if using. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and/or salsa, if desired.