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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- olive oil
- ground beef
- chili powder
- black pepper
- canned black beans
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!
- 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.
More ground beef dinner recipes you may like:
- Slow Cooker Beefy Frito Casserole
- Air Fryer Burgers
- Beefy Taco Pasta
- Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
- Porcupine Meatballs
- Cheesy Beef and Broccoli Rice Skillet
- Cheesy Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls
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
Kitchen equipment and supplies you may need:
- Jumbo Cooker Saute Pan
- OXO Good Grips 7-Piece Nesting Measuring Beaker Set
- Farberware Nylon Meat and Potato Masher
- NexTrend Garlic Twister
- KitchenAid Classic Multifunction Can Opener
- OXO Good Grips 6-Piece Plastic Measuring Spoons
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!
Ground Beef and Black Bean Tacos
- 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
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, then saute for 4-5 minutes.
- 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.
- Add the black beans and water, stir and heat through until liquid is absorbed.
- Serve in your favorite tortilla or taco shell.
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.
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