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Black Bean Street Taco

I wanted to make a different taco the other night but as I got out my tofu and Greek yogurt I noticed I should have used them a few days before my taco Tuesday dinner. If you have read much of my blog you know I like curve balls so this wasn’t to much of a disappointment.

I had the vegetables but needed the protein, so without making a sauce with my Greek yogurt or using tofu I decided to make a faster dinner using a can of black beans.

I am not substituting the black beans thinking they are equal in nutrition to tofu but simply deciding on another healthy option for tacos. Black beans have more folate, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. than tofu. Plus they have potassium and of course fiber so this still provides a decent amount of vitamins. Tofu does have less carbs than black beans plus awesome protein, calcium and iron.

I will have to make the tofu tacos on a latter date and maybe you can decided if you like one over the other.

Black Bean Taco:

3-4 servings, prep/cook time 20-30 minutes (depending on how fast you chop the veggies)

1 15 ounce can of Black Beans ( almost drained, leavening about a teaspoon to use when you cook them so they don’t get dry)

1 Jalapeno diced and if you prefer seeds removed

4-5 cloves of Garlic diced

1 small White Onion diced

1/2 head of Romaine Lettuce chopped

1-2 Tomatoes chopped

1-2 cups of shredded mixed Mexican cheese

1-2 Limes cubed for on top of tacos ( you can skip this if you don’t like lime on your taco)

Salt, Black Pepper, ground Cumin per taste

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

8-10 small white corn Tortillas

In a large frying pan add olive oil, diced jalapenos, garlic and onion sauté on med/high heat for about 5-8 minutes add the black beans, salt black pepper ground cumin turn down the heat to low simmering for another 10-15 minutes.

As the beans simmer cut up lettuce, tomato. Warm up tortillas and place cheese next to the rest of the toppings.

On white corn tortillas add the bean mixture then top with the cheese, lettuce, tomato then if you desire squeeze lime over the taco then enjoy.

Author:

Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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