Taco filling using fried beans as its base. Great with taco shells, tortillas, or chips.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 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 olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, garlic, and bell pepper; cook until tender. Stir in mashed beans. Add the cornmeal. Mix in cumin, paprika, cayenne, chili powder, and salsa. Cover, and cook 5 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 24g 8% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 596.3mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
This was very good. I served these on hard taco shells for a change of texture. I didn't have any cayenne pepper, so I added some crushed red pepper flakes instead. I also added about a cup and a half of cooked rice and about 2/3 cup of frozen corn. Terrific topped with avocado, tomato, and lettuce. It made a lot and the leftovers were great too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2011
I don't know why this rates so high because it just taste okay for mashed beans. There wasn't anything special about them at all. I would make them again but with vegetarian/vegan refried beans (no need to mash them myself again) salsa and a pinch of sea salt so they're not bland. They would taste better IMO on the side with some Spanish rice and veggie crumble tacos for a more authentic tasting Mexican meal. These beans would serve much better on burritos than tacos. Read More
(14)
431 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 294
  • 4 star values: 105
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
This was very good. I served these on hard taco shells for a change of texture. I didn't have any cayenne pepper, so I added some crushed red pepper flakes instead. I also added about a cup and a half of cooked rice and about 2/3 cup of frozen corn. Terrific topped with avocado, tomato, and lettuce. It made a lot and the leftovers were great too. Read More
(199)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2006
Definitely a keeper. My daughter is vegan, while the rest of the family isn't. My husband usually can't stand non meat recipes, and loved this one!! With chips, salsa and cheese, it's the best. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
(108)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2010
I LOVED these! I followed the recipe exactly and served on warm tortillas with cabbage - it was quick and very easy. We will definitely be having these again. Thanks! Update...I have been serving these on corn tortialls and find that the tortillas come apart very easily. So this time I made a quesadilla with two corn tortillas and stuffed it with the taco filling and some sour cream. Yummy and much easier to eat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2006
Very good and easy to make. I only mashed one can of the beans and left the other whole. I only used a pinch of cayenne. I filled burrito-sized tortillas and then "fried" them for a few minutes in a non-stick pan coated w/ vegetable spray. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2006
Added a cup of cooked rice. Mashed one of the cans of beans but left the other whole. I cut back on the cayenne to 1/2 tsp for the sake of the kids. Served it with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, guacamole, and and salsa. For the kids, I turned them into quesadillas instead of soft tacos. It was very good, but I think the toppings added a lot. Without the toppings, it would have been pretty good, but not fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
I made this for my vegetarian daughter and it was so good I served it to the whole family for dinner. A perfect blend of spices it was just hot enough for our tastes. We ate them on whole wheat tortillas with lettuce tomatoes cheese and salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
This stuff is the bomb. Even my carnivore husband loved it! It's also good with Rotel instead of salsa. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2006
This recipe is delicious!! I love it. I changed the seasonings around a bit to suit me and it tastes great! I have already made this 2 times and have passed this recipe on to others. They love it too! I serve it with a splash of hot sauce. Yummy. Thanks for this awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
These were very good the whole family loved them. I served them as a side dish with cottage cheese enchiladas from all recipes. I left out the corn meal and added a little more salsa. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2011
I don't know why this rates so high because it just taste okay for mashed beans. There wasn't anything special about them at all. I would make them again but with vegetarian/vegan refried beans (no need to mash them myself again) salsa and a pinch of sea salt so they're not bland. They would taste better IMO on the side with some Spanish rice and veggie crumble tacos for a more authentic tasting Mexican meal. These beans would serve much better on burritos than tacos. Read More
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