Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Black Bean Tacos

I've been hearing people talk good things about Black Bean Tacos lately, so I did some internet searching for a recipe. I have found this one from, and it has plenty of good reviews. I am going to post it here for a reference. I will likely be making this one soon after I go grocery shopping again and pick up our whole wheat tortillas. I subbed a few things (whole wheat instead of flour tortillas) from the original to make it a wic item.

Black Bean Tortillas

1 medium onion, chopped * (will sub frozen onion)
2 garlic cloves, minced*
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed*
and drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes* (wic item if use fresh tomatoes)
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 (6 inch) whole wheat tortillas, warmed*
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar
1 large ripe avocado, peeled and sliced*

In a nonstick skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Spoon about 1/2 cup off center on each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold one side of tortilla over filling. Garnish with avocado.