Gluten Free 10 Minute Black Bean Tacos

Gluten-Free 10-Minute Black Bean Tacos Recipe

A few store-bought conveniences make this speedy dinner possible. Canned black beans are an instant source of protein – they just need some basic pantry spices to liven them up. These tacos are a satisfying meatless meal, just right for a hectic weeknight.

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Gluten Free 10 Minute Black Bean Tacos
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10-Minute Black Bean Tacos

Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 961kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ large onion , diced* (buy pre-diced onions)
  • teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt , plus more as needed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed*
  • ¼ cup water
  • 8 gluten-free corn tortillas
  • 1 bag cabbage slaw or shredded cabbage*
  • 1 medium avocado , sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese , optional*
  • Jarred salsa*
  • Lime wedges


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until simmering. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and salt. Add beans and water.
  • Cover pan and reduce heat to maintain a low simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, then uncover and use the back of a fork to partially mash the beans, leaving some whole. Simmer, uncovered, until all the water is evaporated, about 30 seconds. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed.
  • Cover tortillas with a damp paper towel and microwave in 30-second intervals until warm.
  • Fill the tortillas with the black bean mixture and top with slaw or cabbage, avocado, cheese (if using), and salsa. Serve with lime wedges.


*I noted the supermarket shortcut items in the ingredient lists with an asterisk and additional comments, so you know exactly where you’re saving some time.


Nutrition Facts
10-Minute Black Bean Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 961 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 849mg35%
Potassium 1939mg55%
Carbohydrates 123g41%
Fiber 38g152%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 1140IU23%
Vitamin C 94.5mg115%
Calcium 892mg89%
Iron 7.9mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten Free 10 Minute Black Bean Tacos Recipe

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