Vegetarian tacos anyone? These are filled with creamy savory black beans and topped with all your favorites.
Course Main Course
Keyword black beans, mango, soft tacos
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
FOR BLACK BEAN TACOS:
1 15-ounce canblack beansrinsed and drained
1red bell pepperhalved
FOR MANGO SALSA (OPTIONAL):
2mangoespeeled, pitted and diced
1limezested and juiced
1serrano pepperseeded and minced
pinch of salt
1/2cupeach grated or crumbled cheese for sprinklingsuch as cheddar, monterey jack or queso fresco
lime wedges for serving
MAKE TACO FILLING:
Chop half of the red bell pepper into 1/2" pieces and set aside.. Mince (fine dice 1/4") the other half of the bell pepper and set aside.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add onion, larger, chopped bell pepper, and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened and slightly translucent. Add the black beans, cumin, chipotle powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the broth and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until most of the liquid is evaporated. Cover and set aside.
FOR OPTIONAL MANGO SALSA:
In a small bowl combine the mango, the minced bell pepper, red onion, serrano pepper, lime zest and juice and pinch of salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
HEAT THE TORTILLAS:
If you have a gas stove, turn the flame on medium and place the tortilla directly on the grate. Heat the tortilla until it starts to puff and char slightly. Use tongs to flip the tortilla. Repeat with the rest of the rest of the tortillas.
If you have an electric stove, place a nonstick skillet over medium. high heat. Place a tortilla in the skillet and warm it for 30-45 seconds or until it starts to puff and brown. Flip with a pair of tongs and warm the tortilla on the other side. Transfer to a basket lined with a dish towel and continue to warm and stack the tortillas.
ASSEMBLE THE TACOS:
Spoon the black beans into the tortilla shell. Tuck in a few slices of avocado. Sprinkle with cheeses, top with mango salsa, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy.