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Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Beef and Black Bean Tacos are full of so much flavor you will be looking forward to the leftovers in your lunch.

Beef and Black Bean Tacos are not made with the traditional salty taco mix. These are made with picante sauce. Sometimes I add 1/4 teaspoon cumin and chili powder. Make sure you buy the picante sauce to your spice level. 

The leftover Beef and Black Beans are fantastic to make burritos, nacho’s, rice bowls or a salad. I like to freeze some of the beef to have on a night when I don’t have time or ambition to cook.  

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: About 1/2 cup

Total time: 15 minutes

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices.


  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 16 oz pace picante sauce
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 bag flour or corn tortillas

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete prep from prep tab above.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat add:
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • onion
  3. Cook the beef and onion until the beef is brown and the onion is tender
  4. Drain the beef and onion 
  5. Add minced garlic for 1 minute
  6.  Add 12 oz pace picante sauce bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for 5 – 7 minutes.
  7. Warm tortillas either in the microwave or stove top. If you use a stove top be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 4

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