Healthy Baked Black Bean Tacos take 20 minutes from start to finish. Canned black beans and shredded cheese are rolled up in flour tortillas and baked in the oven. This is one of my family’s favorite easy weeknight vegetarian meals.
Healthy Black Bean Tacos
I just know you’re going to love these Baked Black Bean Tacos! Not only are they delicious but they’re so easy to make. This is one of my go to weeknight vegetarian meals that my family (including a very opinionated 3 year old) absolutely loves.
A homemade seasoning is mixed with black beans on the stove, and then added to tortillas. Shredded cheese is added on top, tortillas are rolled up and then tacos are baked. From start to finish, dinner will be ready in 20 minutes!
Here’s a video I made to show you how simple they are to make.
Are black beans healthy?
Black beans are such a powerful little food filled with antioxidants, fiber and protein. Doctors say that a diet rich in black beans can help with healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, helping manage diabetes and so much more. This is why our family grows so many black beans – so we can eat them all!
Do you cook black beans for tacos?
Black beans are cooked in a skillet on the stove for about 10 minutes, along with a seasoning mixture of chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, a little bit of vegetable oil and garlic.
The canned black beans are drained but not rinsed, so mixing them with these ingredients creates naturally saucy black beans that are delicious!
How long do tacos take in the oven?
Bake tacos in the oven for 10 minutes. This will melt the cheese, as well as crisp the tortilla on the outside.
How to make black bean tacos
Make taco seasoning with chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and salt.
Open 2 cans of black beans. Drain them but do not rinse them. We want the black beans to stay wet, we want that extra liquid to make a delicious sauce when we mix it with the seasoning ingredients.
Heat oil and garlic together in a skillet until your kitchen smells great. Now add in the beans and seasoning. Mix until fully combined.
Grab your casserole dish and spoon a little bit of the bean mixture on the bottom, not much, only around 2 tablespoons.
Open up a pack of 6 inch flour tortillas. Make the tacos by adding bean mixture into each tortilla, and then sprinkling cheddar cheese on top. Fold up the tortilla and add to casserole dish. Continue until all your black beans and tortillas are gone.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until tortillas are a little crispy and cheese is melted.
What toppings can I add to my tacos?
Usually I serve these tacos “as is” but sometimes I like to make a little taco topping bar so my family can choose their favorites to add. Topping ideas are diced tomatoes, jalapeños, lettuce, sour cream, avocado and salsa verde.
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- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 15 oz cans black beans
- 8 6 inch flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a small bowl combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and salt. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil and garlic over medium high heat for 3 minutes. Open the cans of black beans and drain them, but do not rinse them, the extra liquid on them is needed for the sauce we’re going to make. Add the black beans to the skillet, along with the bowl of seasoning you made. Mix for a few minutes to fully combine. The beans should be saucy and smell delicious right now!
- In a 11×8 casserole dish, spoon 2 tablespoons of bean mixture on the bottom of dish, spreading around to lightly cover.
- Prepare the tortillas by adding around 2-3 tablespoons of bean mixture to each, and then sprinkling cheddar cheese on top. Fold the tortilla and place into casserole dish. Continue until all the tortillas are made. If any black beans or cheese is leftover, pour on top of the tortillas.
- Bake for 10 minutes, the cheese should be melted and the top of the tortillas should be a little crispy.
- Remove from oven and serve. Add additional toppings on if preferred (diced tomatoes, jalapeños, lettuce, sour cream, avocado etc).
Check out my Black Bean Tacos Web Story!