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Bowl of quinoa black bean taco filling

Quinoa Black Bean Taco Filling

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.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 115 kcal


  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cup 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


  • Cook quinoa. I've linked a recipe here.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Brown the onion, jalapeno, and bell pepper for 5 minutes. 5 Minutes
  • Add garlic and quinoa and mix well.
  • Stir in spices and allow to become fragrant.
  • Mash black beans with a potato masher or food processor (a fork will work too).
  • Fold black beans into quinoa mixture.
  • Drop heat to low and mix in soy sauce and lime juice.
  • Serve in taco shells, as burrito filling, or over nachos


Serving: 1servingCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 364mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1136IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword taco filling, vegan taco meat
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