BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE

January 30, 2015

David wanted to research how to save money on meat at the grocery store. People on the internet’s main advice from his findings was to buy less meat. (Which I would argue is not really advice on how to save money on meat, but alas.) We have dabbled with meatless in the past (sweet potato salad, black bean burgers, baked pesto macaroni), but I wanted to get back on it – maybe even aim for once a week.

These tacos are it, people. Black beans are great to use for heartiness in meatless meals, especially if your motive is saving cash. They are so downright cheap. I hope to make meatless dinners that are good, not just good for a meatless meal. And I wanted for nothing the two times (in a row) we ate these.

BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE from Rachel SchultzBLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE
Serves 3-4

30 ounces black beans
1 cup salsa
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 avocado
1 cup cilantro
2 cloves garlic
2 limes, juiced
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 head romaine, sliced
1 onion, diced
15 ounces corn
Tortillas

Heat black beans, salsa, and seasoning in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mash coarsely. In a food processor, combine avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, honey, and olive oil.

BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE from Rachel Schultz

Assemble tacos on tortillas by layering black beans with cilantro sauce and topping with romaine, onion, and corn.

BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE from Rachel SchultzBLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE from Rachel Schultz

BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE
 
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Ingredients
  • 30 ounces black beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 head romaine, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 15 ounces corn
  • Tortillas
Instructions
  1. Heat black beans, salsa, and seasoning in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and mash coarsely.
  3. In a food processor, combine avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, honey, and olive oil.
  4. Assemble tacos on tortillas by layering black beans with cilantro sauce and topping with romaine, onion, and corn.

Adapted from The Garden Grazer.

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Comments

  • Carol

    For some crazy reason, your “PRINT” option on your recipes no longer works for me. Bummer! I hate to have to write all your recipes out by hand. Could you please look into this for me???

  • Laura

    We have had some luck by going to Kroger/Horrocks/Merts. If I look through the sale flyers, Kroger often has buy one, get one sales on certain cuts of meat, and if you don’t mind eating one and freezing one, it’s a good way to go. Of course, freezer space is a hot commodity.I got a nice pork butt on sale at Horrocks last week for around $7. It fed the two of us dinner, plus enough leftovers for at least two lunches.
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    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes we are always freezing meat! But then if you also do freezer meals it starts to get pretty packed in there :)

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