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.