Beef Soft Tacos with Mango Salsa


Amazing. Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce, plain Greek-style yogurt mixed with lime juice, or whatever your favorite items for tacos might be.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
4 servings


Black Beans and Rice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onions, finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 ½ cups water

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups brown rice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ground black pepper to taste

Mango Salsa

  • 2 cups chopped fresh mango

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • cup chopped green onion

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Taco Filling:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 (8 ounce) package flour tortillas


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook onion and green bell pepper in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes; add garlic and cook another 3 minutes. Stir water, black beans, rice, cumin, salt, and paprika with the onion mixture; add bay leaf. Bring the liquid to a boil, cover saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, reduce heat to low, and cook until the rice is tender and the moisture is absorbed, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaf.

  2. While rice cooks, mix mango, red bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, and olive oil together in a large bowl; refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and paprika in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  4. Stir mango salsa before serving along with the black beans and rice, seasoned ground beef, tortillas, and your preferred taco fillings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1154 Calories
33g Fat
167g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1637mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 167g 61%
Dietary Fiber 26g 94%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 117mg 585%
Calcium 268mg 21%
Iron 12mg 67%
Potassium 1821mg 39%

* 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.