Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Black Bean Tacos

I gave a lot of thought as to what should be the very first recipe I feature on my blog.  A recipe of my own?  One that is tried and true?  Something fancy?  Simple?  I could never quite decide and while making dinner tonight I decided to take some pics and if they turned out okay, this would be the one!  It is pretty much none of the above, but I have made it a handful of times, I love it, and it is quite healthy--very fitting for this first week of the new year.

Here are all of the ingredients you'll need for this recipe:

Super simple, right?!?  I almost always have all of these ingredients on hand.

Below are a few shots I took while actually making the tacos.  I am trying to get a little bit better at photography, in hopes of my husband buying me a fancy shmancy Nikon someday...

The slaw...

The slaw with Feta.  I like to add mine directly into the slaw instead of sprinkling on to the finished product.  I feel the Feta is more equally distributed this way...

Please note the stray black beans in the frying pan.  This will happen to you!

A close up of the finished product!  Please do not forget the hot sauce.

These tacos are delicious, easy, and healthy.  You should really give them a try!

Black Bean Tacos
Recipe from Bon Appetit, February 2009
Makes 4 tacos/2 servings

1 15oz can black beans, drained
1/2 tsp ground cumin
5 tsp(or more--I never have been able to fry all 4 tacos in the mere 3 tsp this recipe calls for) olive oil, divided
1 TBSP fresh lime juice
2 cups coleslaw mix
2-3 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
4 white or yellow corn tortillas
1/3 cup crumpled feta cheese
Bottled hot sauce(I use tabasco)

Place beans and cumin in a small bowl; partially mash.  Mix 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and lime juice in a medium bow; add coleslaw, green onions, and cilantro and toss to coat.   NOTE:  this is also when I add in the feta cheese.  Season the slaw to taste with salt and pepper.  DO NOT forget the salt and pepper.

Heat 3 tsps(or more as I mentioned above) olive oil in a nonstick skillet over med-high heat.  Add tortillas, one at a time.  Spoon 1/4 cup bean mixture into half of the tortilla; cook 1 minute.  Fold tacos in half.  Cook until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.  Fill tacos with the slaw and feta.  Drizzle hot sauce on top, if desired.  I desire.  Repeat for each tortilla.



  1. Cute Sara! Love the title of your blog and the step-by-step pictures. Can't wait to read more!!!

    xo xo

  2. yay for a new blog! can't wait to continue reading! btw, think it will work ok with broccoli slaw? im not a cabbage fan...

  3. Heather-I totally think it would work with broccoli slaw!

  4. I love the blog name also. Very Clever! I think this is a great idea, and I want to become a follower. You've always been a wonderful cook, and I'll take your ideas for new things to make every day if I could. I think the pictures look great, but I'm still wishing for you that you get the camera that you've been wanting. Good Luck with the blog, you have a great start!

  5. Atta girl! I LOVE IT! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.... LOVE YOU!