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Vegetarian Bean Tacos

The pace picante sauce gives these bean tacos the perfect amount of flavor. I like to make these bean tacos for lunch but they would also be a wonderful dinner with a side salad. You can also use this bean mixture to make a wonderful nacho. 

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If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $27.32 as of July 2022.

  • If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost you about $17.60.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1 taco

Equipment needed: 12″ sauté pan

Total time: 15 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $9.72.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $9.72 as of July 2022

  • canola oil $3.47
  • chili powder $1.00
  • ground cumin $1.28
  • ground coriander $3.97


Total: $17.60 as of July 2022

  • 1 bunch cilantro $0.88
  • 1 jalapeno pepper $0.37
  • 1 bulb of garlic $0.54
  • 1 iceberg lettuce $1.62
  • 1 onion $0.40
  • 1 avocado $1.00
  • 1 tomato $0.91
  • 1 can refried beans 16 oz $0.92
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz $0.78
  • 1 jar pace picante sauce $2.38
  • 1 jar salsa $1.98
  • 1 bag whole wheat tortillas 8" $2.66
  • 1 block cheddar cheese $2.00
  • 1 sour cream $1.16

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat 12″ pan with 1 tablespoon canola oil then sauté onion, jalapeno and garlic until soft. 
  2. Add the can of refried beans, black beans, spices and picante sauce. 
  3. Bring to simmer for 5 minutes. 
  4. Warm tortilla shells and add 1/4 of the mixture and the toppings of your choice. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Menu 6 – Family of 2

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