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Black Bean Tacos

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Crunchy, flavorful tacos with the health benefits of low-fat beans.

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Black Bean Tacos

Black Bean Tacos

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Serves 4

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2 cups cooked black beans, unseasoned and drained
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1 dash cumin
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
4 ounces cheddar cheese
2 ounces red onions
4 ounces tomatoes
4 ounces crisp greens
8 taco shells
4 ounces sweet peppers

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  1. In a saucepan, combine black beans, canned tomatoes (do not drain), salsa and cumin. Heat over medium until bubbly. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring often.
  2. When beans have thickened, mince garlic and sundried tomatoes and add to saucepan, stir to blend. Continue simmering on very low.
  3. Grate cheese and chop vegetables for toppings. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  5. Slice sweet peppers and place in a non-stick skillet. Turn heat on to medium.
  6. Place taco shells on a cookie sheet and heat in oven for about 5 minutes.
  7. While taco shells heat and become crispy, continue cooking sweet peppers on medium heat, stirring often.
  8. Fill crispy taco shells with bean mixture, chopped vegetables and grated cheese. Serve with sweet peppers.
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Nutritional information for Black Bean Tacos

Calories: 414
Calories from Fat: 148

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 477mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 50.5g 17%
Dietary Fiber 13.5g 54%
Sugars 3g ~
Protein 20g 39%
Vitamin A 60% Iron 25%
Vitamin C 115% Calcium 33%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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