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Ground Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Kids love these Ground Beef and Black Bean Tacos for dinner! Using homemade seasoning and adding canned beans makes them more affordable. Use your favorite tortillas and toppings!


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This simple 30 minute meal recipe is budget friendly and can be easily made with ingredients in your fridge and pantry. Serve with some rice or chips and salsa on the side for a complete meal.

If your kids love tacos like mine do, then this will be a dinner that can be included in your regular rotation. 

We saved some money by skipping the packet seasoning and using the spices we already had in the pantry. The meat stretches further by adding the cheap canned black beans. 

This taco meat can be made into many meals. We love using it in tacos, taco salads, burritos, quesadillas and taquitos. The leftovers are great for a quick lunch the next day.


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Recipe tips:


  • Adjust your salt as needed after adding the black beans. the black beans do have some sodium even though they're rinsed. You don't want to over salt.


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More ground beef dinner recipes you may like:



You can add or substitute with these ingredients:


  • use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef
  • use canned red beans instead of black beans
  • use onion powder instead of fresh diced
  • add diced bell pepper to the ground beef while cooking
  • add some fresh chopped cilantro in the beef or on top when serving
  • use garlic powder instead of minced


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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!


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Yield 8 servings
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
15 Min
Total time
25 Min

Ground Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 - 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, then saute for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook and crumble ground beef mixture until the beef is browned and no longer pink.
  3. Add the black beans and water, stir and heat through until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Serve in your favorite tortilla or taco shell.

Notes

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.


Adjust your salt as needed after adding the black beans. the black beans do have some sodium even though they're rinsed. You don't want to over salt.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

221.33

Fat

13.48

Sat. Fat

4.67

Carbs

11.8

Fiber

4.61

Net carbs

6.94

Sugar

0.51

Protein

13.63

Sodium

419.14

Cholesterol

40.26

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