Quinoa Black Bean Taco Filling

AuthorcassclayCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Quinoa black bean taco filling is a great plant-based alternative to beef or other taco fillings. Its great over nachos, in tacos, and even burritos.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

 ½ onion, chopped
 1 bell pepper, chopped
 1 jalapeno, diced
 ½ tbsp minced garlic
 2 cups cooked quinoa
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 can black beans, mashed
 1 tbsp chili powder
 ½ tsp paprika
 ½ tsp coriander cumin powder
 1 tbsp lime juice
 2 tbsp soy sauce
 ¼ tsp (optional) cayenne pepper

1

Cook quinoa. I've linked a recipe in the above text if you need a recipe for this.

2

In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Brown the onion, jalapeno, and bell pepper for 5 minutes. 5 Minutes

3

Add garlic and quinoa and mix well.

4

Stir in spices and allow to become fragrant.

5

Mash black beans with a potato masher or food processor (a fork will work too).

6

Fold black beans into quinoa mixture.

7

Drop heat to low and mix in soy sauce and lime juice.

8

Serve in taco shells, as burrito filling, or over nachos

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.6g6%
Total Carbohydrate 48.6g17%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g15%
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 14.8g30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 ½ onion, chopped
 1 bell pepper, chopped
 1 jalapeno, diced
 ½ tbsp minced garlic
 2 cups cooked quinoa
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 can black beans, mashed
 1 tbsp chili powder
 ½ tsp paprika
 ½ tsp coriander cumin powder
 1 tbsp lime juice
 2 tbsp soy sauce
 ¼ tsp (optional) cayenne pepper

Directions

1

Cook quinoa. I've linked a recipe in the above text if you need a recipe for this.

2

In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Brown the onion, jalapeno, and bell pepper for 5 minutes. 5 Minutes

3

Add garlic and quinoa and mix well.

4

Stir in spices and allow to become fragrant.

5

Mash black beans with a potato masher or food processor (a fork will work too).

6

Fold black beans into quinoa mixture.

7

Drop heat to low and mix in soy sauce and lime juice.

8

Serve in taco shells, as burrito filling, or over nachos

Quinoa Black Bean Taco Filling
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