Tangy black bean and salsa verde tacos take only minutes to make and are flavorful and delicious! Great vegetarian dish! Great by itself, but also wonderful with tomatoes, avocado, cheese, etc. Add any of your favorite taco toppings! Could also be served as a side dish with another meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook onion in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir black beans, green salsa, garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin with the onion. Reduce heat to low and cook the mixture at a simmer until it thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Serve with taco shells, Mexican cheese blend, tomato, avocado, and shredded lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 43.9g 14% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 13.5mg 5% DV; sodium 778.1mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2012
This recipe was really easy to make I used instead of onions some leeks that I had on hand and needed to use up. I also baked them for a bit to melt the cheese and served them with lettuce tomatoes and sour cream on top. Yummy:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2020
Beans out of a can are pretty bland and need a lot of help. If I make them again, I will make the beans from scratch, season them property and try for something a little tastier. Read More
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2012
This recipe was really easy to make I used instead of onions some leeks that I had on hand and needed to use up. I also baked them for a bit to melt the cheese and served them with lettuce tomatoes and sour cream on top. Yummy:) Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2013
This was surprisingly quick and easy! I'm a novice in the kitchen and would use the term "cook" very lightly. This dish was very tasty with great flavor. I made 4 very healthy-sized tacos with toppings and have enough left over for 1 more taco for lunch. I also could only get the green salsa in a 24oz jar so I have plenty to make this at least 2 more times. Next time when I'm at a loss for something to make I'll turn to this. Fantastic!:0) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
This recipe was REALLY good! I just tweaked it by using garden salsa instead of the suggested green salsa. It is a great dish for those who don't like beans which I do not! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2014
Black Bean Tacos Haiku: "A nostalgic meal. Cheap meal I made in college. Still a win for me!" I used to make the nearly identical thing in my dorm room, but prepared it entirely (don't laugh...) in the coffepot of my coffee maker. Finding and making this recipe on the stovetop and eating it more like a "grown-up" still brought back memories b/c it's easy, budget-friendly, healthy and tasty. We ate ours in romaine lettuce "boats" w/ toppings and loved every bite. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2015
WOW!!! This dish is amazingly delicious and so easy to make. I made a few modifications--sautéed onion (yellow & red) bell pepper (red orange & yellow) and diced chili peppers for extra flavor. Added a pinch of salt & sugar to the mixture as well. My fiancé & loved it--definitely adding to my repertoire! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2019
FRY Your Spices!!! First, Fry Onions until Lightly Brown. Then Add Spices. Fry for 1 Minute. Add WETIngredients. Blooming/Frying Spices Activate the Oils in the Spices and GivenYou that Punch of Flavor. Adding Spices with Wet Ingredients Boil the Spices and Do Not Give You the Flavor Intended AND you are Wasting Your Money. ALWAYS FRY SPICES BEFORE ADDING WET.?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2017
This recipe is great. I cooked this for 15 minutes and it tasted like it needed more seasoning. I just let it keep cooking on very very low heat for another 15 minutes and the flavors were full on. So the recommended seasonings were perfect in my humble opinion. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2014
I loved this recipe as well!! It was simple and delicious. I didn't have canned beans so I boiled some which it didn't take too long. About an hour and a half. I already had green salsa made so all I had to add was the cumin onions and instead of garlic powder I chopped up 2 garlic cloves smallest pieces as possible. Definitely recommend this recipe:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2014
Excellent recipe with nutritional value! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2020
Beans out of a can are pretty bland and need a lot of help. If I make them again, I will make the beans from scratch, season them property and try for something a little tastier. Read More
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