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Crispy Black Bean Tacos

You ladies can imagine what my husband said (several years ago) when I told him I was making black bean tacos for our “Meatless Monday” supper. He could no more imagine dinner without meat than he could football without beer. Fast forward to today: This is one of the most popular dishes in my house – even my 2 year old loves it!👍🏼


Combine a drained and rinsed can of black beans, a handful of chopped cilantro, a quarter cup of diced red onion, a teaspoon each of cumin and paprika, and a pinch of sea salt. Stir to combine, mash gently with a potato masher, and stir again.

Typically I use fresh tortillas for everything but these work better with the thin cooked variety. Warm a few tablespoons of EVOO in a saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, lay down your corn tortilla and place a couple of spoonfuls of your bean mixture down along with a sprinkle of shredded cheese (I love pepper jack with these!). Flip your spatula over and gently fold one side over the other. You should be able to fit 3-4 in a pan. Cook for about 3 minutes per side and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to cool.

We top ours with plain Greek yogurt, pico, and Sriracha. OMG SO GOOD!!



True statement. I do have a massive love affair with this Asian hot sauce. I even put it on my Mexican food….actually, I put it on everything that I possibly can short of a spooning it directly into my mouth. Here is an example of my obsession (lunch du jour):

Sauté a cup of broccoli florets in a tablespoon of EVOO with cracked pepper for 5 minutes or so. Warm an uncooked corn tortilla in a dry pan (I LOVE Tortilla Land) and fry an egg. Plate the cooked tortilla topped with sautéed broccoli, as much Sriracha as you like, the fried egg, and top with cracked black pepper. Voilà ~ lunch is served.😋