Main Course Recipes for Two

Black Bean and Ground Beef Tacos

October 20, 2016

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Last night I wanted to fix something from south of the border. But at the same time, I wanted to try something different. So the filling for these black bean and ground beef tacos was perfect…and different than just a ground beef taco filling. Adding the beans also added some great fiber as well as stretching the meal a bit!

The result was absolutely fabulous! These black bean and ground beef tacos will always be a regular part of my meal rotation now. It’s also a quick, easy, and filling meal to make!

I typically use gluten-free tortillas with this recipe, but you can easily make it grain-free by using large lettuce leaves as your “tortilla”. That works well and tastes just as yummy! This filling works very well to make taco bowls too! So make a large batch of the mix and use it for more than one meal. You can also make a large batch of the mix and freeze it! It freezes well.

This also is a fantastic topping for taco salad. I often make extras and have a taco salad for lunch the next day!

Don’t want tacos? This can also be a great topping for taco salad as well! I have used it that many times and it is SO yummy!

Black Bean and Ground Beef Tacos (Recipes for Two)

These tacos are simple and only require the stove top to fix.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 pound ground beef or ground turkey or chicken grass fed
  • 1/2 can organic black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chilies optional
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • Chopped tomatoes onions, green pepper or any veggie you like!
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Gluten free tortillas or large lettuce leaf grain free

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet brown the ground beef fully.
  • Drain ground beef, if needed.
  • Sprinkle ground cumin, garlic powder and sea salt on the beef.
  • Add the drained black beans
  • Add green chilies
  • Allow mixture to heat through fully.
  • Spoon mixture onto thawed and slightly warmed tortillas.
  • Top with onion, tomato, green pepper or other veggies.
  • Sprinkle on a little shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

1 taco was pretty large and very filling! I also added some hot salsa for extra spice. If using cayenne, add it with the other seasonings.

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