Reviews for Vegan Bean Taco Filling
It was easy to make. I was not the best tasting. I would not make it again.
I made this last night for dinner and it was really yummy. I'm glad I saved the drained bean juice because I had to add that back in along with some water and covered the pot and let it simmer for 10 minutes or so for the flavors the meld. I fried my taco shells until crispy and had cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, olives and salsa as add-ons. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for posting.
DELICIOUS!! I added a can of corn and it is A-mazing!!!
For the first time in my life I actually followed the recipe to the letter and am glad I did, because this is wicked good. I used it to fill hard shell tacos topped with fine-shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded sharp Cheddar (not vegan), and Ortega smooth taco sauce. They were so tasty that I'm officially finished with my long search for the perfect taco filling. Thanks for the recipe!
I actually wish I could give this 5 stars but I had one issue. This was super spicy!! I scanned the top reviews and there was no mention of it. I would suggest decreasing the cayenne pepper. Next time I make it I'll use a 1/2 tsp. My girls and I love beans so once the spice intensity is resolved this is sure to be a family fave.
Vegetarian wife loved it, picky kids split on it and Mr. Carnivore seemed to enjoy it but he preferred it would have been meat- but what else is new. I was not able to fool anyone into thinking it was meat like I was hoping. I followed the recipe exactly & overall I thought was an easy, tasty & healthy recipe. I will be making again. Thx 4 sharing!
I actually used this for the bean mixture in the Seven Layer Dip I recipe instead of the refried for a nice vegetarian/kosher (and healthier) seven layer dip. I did change things up: I use pinto beans, which I prefer over black beans. I also cut the bell pepper and instead of cayenne pepper, I added an extra teaspoon of chili powder. Lastly, I substituted chopped, fresh cilantro for the cornmeal...amount to your taste. I highly recommend the latter if available, it gives it an authentic flavor!
This recipe calls for too much cumin. I even decreased the amount that was called for! I would reduce the amount further next time. Nice and cheap though!
kind of spicy but good.
Omitted the cumin due to a family allergy. I also didn't have cornmeal so I just left it out. I used Rotel instead of salsa. Served on tostada shells with lettuce, tomato, etc. Very good! Plenty of leftovers for lunches the next day.
Love this! I used Green Salsa & a Yellow pepper...
Excellent! Served with tortilla chips, sour cream, and guacamole.
I was surprised that this came so good.
This recipe was easy, fast and tasty. I used a soft tortilla and topped it with tomatoes, green onions and a little cilantro. The fresh toppings really add to the recipe.
I cooked the mashed black beans and whole-grain cornmeal. Then in a separate bowl I mixed the raw uncooked white onion, garlic, red bell pepper (red is higher in nutrition than green), cumin, paprika, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, chili powder, 1 tsp salt, and fresh uncooked salsa. I spread the warm bean mixture on tostada shells and warm flour tortillas. Then I topped the warm bean mixture with the uncooked vegetable & spice mixture. I had a friend over who had several helpings.
VERY yummy! Nice little kick to it. Will definitely make it again
Very good, I cut the amount of cayenne pepper...Will use again!
This was pretty easy and very tasty.
I enjoyed this. It was quick, easy, filling and healthy. Thanks.
I made this last night and it is sooo easy and has a great flavor. Like another review,I only used 1/2 of the cayenne,I put the taco filling on a heated tortilla and topped with cheese,lettuce and home grown tomatoes. My husband thinks he has to have meat,so in his I added some ground turkey. Thanks for a great recipe that I will use many times!
Yummy.....loved it just as is!
Perfect for change of pace as I am try not to eat that much meat these days. I cook for myself and like spicy food, so i suggest adding a jalapeno and instead of salsa one can of spicy Rotel. Enjoy it, this is a great recipe.
Very good! Yummy for vegans and not vegans alike!
so yummy I made ground beef with this but honestly you don't need it. I also love that most of the items are things you can keep in the pantry
I didn't have any canned black beans in the house, so I prepared a bag of white beans. I also didn't have any paprika, so I used some turmeric instead, which added good color and flavor. This recipe was excellent. Definitely don't even miss the meat with this filling recipe.
I followed the recipe (almost) to the tee. The only thing that I added was some salt, and a little sugar to balance the flavors. On top of hard tostada shells this was simply fantastic!. Thank you for letting vegans know that they can enjoy mexican flavors without compromise!.
Everyone loves this vegetarians and non - vegetarians even for a side dish.
Great taste! I used chili powder, and omitted the cayenne pepper! I rolled the filling in a tortilla shell, and made little pinwheels.
great flavor and very spicy, but next time i might forgo the pepper. it was very overpowering. served this with tortillas, vegan mexican rice (store-bought) and some fresh tomatoes and avocado.
This is very good!
Really good!!! I was out of salsa so I substituted canned diced tomatoes & some chopped green chiles. I will be making this again!!!
I made this into enchiladas. My family is big on Mexican food and I am always looking for healthier ways to prepare our favorites. I just rolled the mixture into tortillas, covered with a bit of cheese, leftover salsa and some olives. My family was shocked when I told them there wasn't any meat, and even more shocked when they saw the nutritional values lying on my kitchen table. Amazing dish. P.S. I skipped on the cayenne for the kids.
Great taco filling! I also used the leftovers to make Frito pie (Fritos topped with the bean filling and then some cheese), which was also very good.
I omitted onion, and served this in crunchy blue-corn taco shells, topped with lettuce, olives, and a dollup of daisy. Enjoyed by all.
Great recipe! I'm not a vegan, but i was trying to find ways of cutting down meat. So I tried this and it was great! I added corn and potatoes! I used soft tortillas to make burritos. : ] i will be making this again.
I really enjoyed this. I tweaked it a little and put a whole jar (16 oz) of salsa in it. Also, I didn't have the bell pepper on hand. Still tasted great!
OMG this was a greeeeeeaaaaaaaaat filling! So good. So good. So good!!!!
I'm doing a 21 day fast with my church so I've been looking so some yummy meals and I've found it. This recipe was absolutely wonderful with corn sprouted tortillas!
This is too spicy as it is for us. We prefer the taste of the store bought taco seasonings so I just used the 1 teaspoon each of salt and paprika and 2 teaspoons of chili powder and omitted the cumin. I didn't like the cornmeal texture either - too gritty. This recipe is a good jumping off point to develop my own bean filling recipe though.
We loves these. If we don't have cornmeal on hand we use flour and it doesn't affect the flavor for us. I like leftovers as a cold bean dip for tortilla chips.
This was very good. I made it for my small kids so I cut the amount of cayenne in half. It was still a little too spicy for them but I liked it a lot. Ill be making this again! Thanks for the great recipe.
This is a delicious, easy, and nutritious recipe! I found the cumin called for in the recipe overpowering, so I used the Taco Seasoning I in place of all the spices, since it has about the same spices in it. I ate it as a dip for tortilla chips, husband ate it in a flour tortilla with cheese and sour cream. We both enjoyed it!
Super tasty alternative to traditional meat fillings.
I had all the ingredients on hand. I used cooked dry beans and I cut back on the cayenne a bit. I don't like things that spicy. I used the filling on soft homemade tortillas and I put a little shredded cabbage on top. It was so flavorful that I didn't need a lot of condiments. Thanks for the recipe! It's really affordable too. I'll be making it again.
Delicious! I added a jalapeno to the peppers and my family loved it.
Incredible! Even my meat loving friends love it. It can also be used as a dip.
Made this twice now, so easy and fast. And forgiving! You can add or subtract easily. I will say that we found it rather too hot (spicy), probably because of the chipotle chile pepper I used - but still delicious.
Really good, easy to follow recipe, easy to make, and freezes real well too. I ate it as a replacement for beef, and it was great. My husband ate it with his beef as a topper and really enjoyed it too!
I made this twice. The first time I followed recipe exactly and they were very good just took a bit of time... The second time I used a 28 oz can of refried beans instead of the 2 cans of black beans, (we prefer the pinto beans). I sauteed the onion and added the refried beans along with 1 pkt of hot Taco mix and 1 cup of salsa...Stir and cook about 5 minutes..Let sit while warming taco shells . Served with a sprinkle of fat free cheddar and shredded lettuce .
It had good flavor, but for me it needed a little salt and was a little dry as I mashed it too much - I'd mash it only moderately if I make it again.
Excellentl My husband says he prefers it to regular beef tacos. I followed this recipe exactly as stated. We served with tomato, lettuce, and sour cream. It made enough (only 2 eating) that in the days following we have used it for taco pizza and with nachos. Will definitely make again!
Yummmm! Easy to make and oh so delicious - will definitely make again! Great on nachos for leftovers too!
Excellent when you add Taco Seasoning I blend from this site and fresh salsa. I could just eat these beans as a main dish with rice and I am not even a vegetarian/vegan!
Mmm, almost tasted like meat! There is only one vegitarian in our house, and well ALL loved this recipe!!! Dad didn't very much like it, but only because his filling fell out. lol
Quite good! We like our beans very well cooked so I added some vegetable broth to loosen it up and simmered for a while. Also served as a base for vegetarian fajitas, including peppers and onions, so I left the peppers and onions out here. Thanks so much!
My Husband and I both really like this recipe! The only thing I changed was to add a couple of Tablespoons of vegetable stock when I added the mashed beans to keep it moist. Served it on whole wheat tortillas with shredded cheese and more salsa. I will definately make it again.
Great recipe. My vegan daughter loved this filing.
I made it as recommended and found it a little too spicy for my taste (which is, admittedly, wimpy). I'll put less spices next time, but I will make it again!
This is a great recipe! I actually used it as a filling in enchilladas, as well as using it as a bean dip at a party simply by adding back in some of the drained liquid from the beans, mashing coursely and baking it enough to warm it through and serving a dish of homemade salsa along side it. Everyone loved it.
My family loved this. I have a vegan, a meat eater, a picky eater and a toddler and everyone loved this. Thanks
meh, it was okay, but I didn't think it was all *that* much better than just refried beans. (Although lots of refried beans aren't vegan, because they contain lard.)
I used red chili beans and these were great on tacos. The consistency was perfect for tacos, not runny at all. Lots of spice. Next time I'll use hot salsa and chop the bell peppers a bit finer.
This was a very tasty alternative to meat filling. Its better than simple beans. Its great also a a side dish or a dip. I did tweak it just a bit to my liking. I added 1 tablespoon cumin, 1/2 tablespoon cayenne and i added more garlic. This came out great. I put my leftovers in the freezer!
We kept everything pretty much as is. Great dish.
This is delicious! I used pinto beans and it was so good I was just eating it right out of the bowl! So healthy too. Thanks!
OMG so good I just recently made the choice to become vegetarian and my kids didnt kick up any fuss with these Yummy these will be made again soon
I've been looking for some good vegetarian recipes and came across this great vegan recipe. I love black beans and this recipe made them taste amazing. I put the taco filling in some whole wheat/high fiber taco shells...all the fiber you need to last you for a day (or maybe even two)!
I made them just as the recipe suggested. Maybe I'll try making my own salsa next time to use. Something wasn't quite "right". Can't put my finger on it. I LOVE black beans and LOVE Mexican themed dishes, so I was excited to be making it. Was a little disappointing.
We have made this several times & it is great as is, as well as a base for variety. Instead of mashing the beans by hand, I used my food processor to coarsley chop most of them and puree a small portion, just because it was an easy way to do it. I have used fresh garlic or garlic powder, varied seasonings for more spice or less depending on the preferences of kids/adults, etc. Also good with corn, tomatoes, green onions, lettuce or spinach, shredded cheese, sour cream. Delish! Embarrassingly, I ate 5 hard tacos last night...
My meat-eating, bean-hating boyfriend was skeptical when I told him last month that we were having black bean tacos (he told me afterward that he was prepared to say they were good even though he wasn't going to like them) but in reality he loved them. He's requested them 3 or 4 times since then so I know he's not just trying to appease me. Delicious!
I haven't been on the Allrecipes website in years and in the past few weeks I have made a few of the vegan recipes and they are awesome, including this one. We ate it like a hearty soup and did not add the cornmeal because I could not find Organic cornmeal. If you know about GMO's, you will only organic when it comes to corn products. Keep the vegan recipes coming peeps!
This was so delicious! I had a meat eater over for dinner who had seconds and rave reviews. I could only eat one burrito because this was perfectly filling. I did add a can of corn for a touch of sweetness to balance the spice. This will be my go-to for taco/burrito night!
I've made this many,many times and it's 1 of my all time favorites! Thanks!
Just finished making this. Followed the recipe almost exactly (replaced the cayenne pepper with red pepper flakes since that was what we had) and I have to say, as someone who just started cooking with meat "substitutes" today, it came out AMAZING! I was skeptical after a failed attempt at a chickpea sandwich filling but this reassured me greatly. Definitely making again, with brown rice, sour cream, and a bit of cheese in the tortilla. Thank you for the excellent recipe!
All who tried it loved it as a dip with salsa on the side.
This recipe is very easy to make. I made it with my daughter. We left out the bell peppers (kids don't like them) and after reading other reviews we also left out the corn meal ( it is not necessary). I got distracted making guacamole and forgot to mention to my young daughter to go light on the seasonings so she followed the recipe exactly. The beans were too spicy for my family. I really enjoyed them, but they were just to spicy for the rest of my family. I made another batch cutting the spice in half and the family enjoyed them. Great recipe, just need to adjust heat for your liking.
This was very, very good! Thanks so much!
This turned out to be very good. similar to sometihng i make but the few extra like the spices and such made it really good sort of a twist. I just ate it without the taco shell :]
The recipe was great, I just added a little more seasoning for my taste. They were really tasty and very filling.
really spicy but has great flavor
I really liked this. Next time I make it, I'll make a bunch and freeze in individual containers for work lunches. I too added some frozen corn, some chopped tomatoes, shredded carrots, and a bunch of hot sauce. Didn't have any salsa, but pasta sauce combined with hot sauce and a few hot pickled peppers did the trick! A very great base for expanding and adding all your favorite things. I had them rolled up burrito style in a whole wheat flour tortilla. I had no lettuce, no cheese, no nothing (!) to put on it for dressing, and I still loved it. Thanks for a fast, healthy, delicious meal that's sure to become a staple in my house!
This was great! Made it as the recipe stated. Will definitely be doing this one again.
I thought this was really tasty. Next time, I would use a bit less cumin, and I love cumin. I added some Adobo for the salt content. I didn't have any cornmeal, so I omitted it.
This was pretty good. I am trying to eat healthier and I love Mexican food. I aslo like meat...but I decide to try this and it totally helped my Mexican food cravings. I topped it with light sour cream and low fat cheese and salsa and ate it with soft tortilla shells. It turned out pretty good.
I make this once every couple of weeks for dinner. It's simple, easy and a great meatless entree. My husband and I gorge on these tacos. I follow the recipe other than tweaking the seasoning to satisfy our spicy cravings. We top with fresh made pico (chopped cilantro, tomato, onion and lime juice and a dash of sriracha smoked salt), shredded cabbage, and fresh avocado slices. Sprinkle on some nutritional yeast for a little cheese flavor and slap this on crunchy or soft shells. Mucho bueno! Gracias!
This is very good! I added a habanero pepper to it to make it spicier though.
Before considering my review, know that I added just a little to it. Instead of two can's of beans, I added rice, per the hint in the video. When completed I dressed with Cilantro and a thick beed of Valentina. It had a good balance of heat, texture and flavor. It was not mind blowing, however it was everything I would want from a standard taco. This recipe provided a great foundation. In the future I will try a squirt of lime, avocado and maybe a few hotter peppers. And maybe a margarita :)
very tasty. I often make my own beans for tacos. they taste good but dry out. The salsa solved this issue. I gave it an extra spicy kick and left out the cornmeal. Easy to make and filling, but not heavy. Will make again
I used my own taco seasoning(found on this site), instead of the spices listed in the recipe, and it was so good!!! I'm sure it would have been delicious with the recommended spices, but now that I make my own taco seasoning, I can't bring myself not to use it. :)
I halted the recipe(it's just me) and since I hate have half of cut vegetables in the fridge I left out the bell pepper. I made this a second time, couldn't find the chili powder in the cabinet so I used some vegan taco seasoning. Both times were amazing. As a vegan in love with tacos and without the taste, or budget for fake meat, this is the best taco filling I've come across. And I've tried a lot :)
We really enjoyed this filling. Easy to make and very good tasting. I only just two teaspoons of cumin but it was still very flavorful. Next tome I might omit or cut back on the paprika as it didn't really add much in our opinion. Thanks for the recipe. Will make again as we are trying to sub beans in recipes that call for ground beef. I bet it would be good as a dip too or on nachos. Thanks!
So yummy! I didn't have any cayenne pepper or yellow cornmeal, but it was still delicious. I added some jalapenos because I love it spicy. Next time I'm going to add more salsa because it was a little dry.
Made this last night! Delicious
This was awesome! Very filling, healthy, and my kids loved it too. Definately a keeper!
I honestly think this stuff is better the next day and only then with crunchy taco shells or tortilla chips. Tried it as a taco filling for soft tacos....no bueno. However with the taco fixings layered on top (chopped tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, rice), it made a FABULOUS taco salad with tortilla chips. I'm trying to go vegetarian, so I will probably keep playing with this to see what works.
Made this the other night and my roommates and I loved it! The cornmeal was an interesting addition. Used sour cream, lettuce, shredded chedder cheese, and put salsa out as well. Definate do again!