Dave's Mexican Veggie Tacos


One pan. Great spice. People will beg for the recipe. I swear by this and I'm not even a vegetarian. Substitute your favorite cheese for the queso fresco if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


Taco Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon oil, or as needed

  • 4 carrots, chopped

  • 1 potato, chopped

  • 2 leeks, chopped (Optional)

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 sweet potato, shredded

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 16 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed

  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco

  • ½ cup salsa

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon lime juice, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir carrots until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add potato; cook and stir until lightly browned and mostly tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add leeks and onion; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Mix shredded sweet potato, black beans, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper into carrot-potato mixture; cook and stir until sweet potato is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and transfer sweet potato mixture to a bowl, scraping skillet clean with a rubber spatula.

  3. Heat each tortilla in the same skillet over medium heat until warmed, about 30 seconds per side. Spread mashed avocado onto each warmed tortilla and top with sweet potato mixture, queso fresco, salsa, cilantro, and lime juice.

Cook's Note:

I always use whatever vegetables I have that go well together. The main ingredients are shredded sweet potato for texture and the cumin. Once I discovered its use in Mexican seasoning, I never bought taco seasoning with preservatives again.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
9g Fat
56g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 885mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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