My kids gobble this filling up, and it has the benefit of being easy to make and nutritious, too! Serve with taco shells and top with lettuce and cheese. My favorite use is on a taco salad with cheese, tortilla strips, salsa, ranch dressing, romaine lettuce, and peppers. Yummy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Stir black beans with the ground beef; add salsa, water, and taco seasoning mix. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 15.1g 30% DV; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; fat 7.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 37.2mg 12% DV; sodium 554.4mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2015
This has become a favorite staple in my house. This recipe is so easy and SO yummy just as written. I use the Taco Bell seasoning most of the time but have enjoyed it with other seasonings. I also use Ground Turkey instead of beef and any jar of salsa on sale works well. Leftovers are perfect for nachos! Read More
(5)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2015
This has become a favorite staple in my house. This recipe is so easy and SO yummy just as written. I use the Taco Bell seasoning most of the time but have enjoyed it with other seasonings. I also use Ground Turkey instead of beef and any jar of salsa on sale works well. Leftovers are perfect for nachos! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2014
Taco Mix w/ Black Beans Haiku: "Gave us leftovers by stretching one pound of meat. Thought it was quite good." I ended up adding a 3rd tablespoon of taco seasoning (Bill Echol's "Taco Seasoning I" recipe from here" after tasting this thinking the meat was still on the ho-hum side. The directions didn't indicate draining the grease from the meat which I did anyways as well. Took recipe submitter's suggestion and used mine in a ranch romaine tomato salad w/ crumbled tortilla chips and cheese on top. Seriously yummy and I've got leftovers for lunch tomorrow yay! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
I used ground chicken browned in olive oil & doubled the recipe. Made great taco salads! This will be my new go-to recipe for quick taco salads. Thanks for sharing your recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
I thought it was really good! Not only I love black beans but it also stretched our meal. I did not use a bottled salsa instead i used fresh onions garlic & tomatoes. We made taquitos and taco salad out of these! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2018
I made this following the recipe exactly. Super fast and easy! I found the amount of taco seasoning perfect - not too strong for my picky 2.5 y/o but flavourful enough for the adults. Hubby and kiddo ate it in a bowl with shredded cheese and I put it into a flour tortilla with cheese Greek yogurt and lettuce. More than enough left for leftovers. Thanks for this! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2016
Very fast and easy plus super tasty! Would consider adding corn with a large amount of meat for that extra kicker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2016
Was such a great recipe and so easy to make. Something new to try with ground beef. Served it over rice instead of in a taco shell. Worked out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2017
My family loved this including my picky 5 year old. I added minced garlic and onion to the meat mixture (turkey rather than beef) and served it over sliced romaine lettuce tossed in a dressing of lime juice sour cream and sea salt (I would've added cilantro if I had any on hand). We also topped our salads with diced avocado. The tangy dressing and crunchy lettuce was a fantastic complement to the savory meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2017
Used 1.25-1.50 lb grd chuck Added extra salsa and taco seasoning to taste can of creamed corn & a chopped fresh poblano pepper. Adjusted water for consistency (used more than 1/4 C) and made THE MOST amazing burritos with jarred queso fresh avocado and sour cream shredded cheese and chopped romaine. The family RAVED! It stretched to serve 6 although my daughter in law chose to eat it over the romaine like taco salad. Major thumbs up and economical! Read More
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