vegan bean and corn tacos

I’ve been on a Mexican-food kick for the past few days, and I had to share a very quick recipe for vegan bean and corn tacos.  Here’s the recipe – let me know what you think! 😀

bean and corn tacos

vegan bean & corn tacos

ingredients:

  • 15.5 oz can black beans
  • 1/2 cup of canned corn
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • cumin (1/4 tsp –or more if you like)
  • chili powder (1/2 tsp – or more depending on your tastes)
  • cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp –or more if you like it spicy)
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro

directions:

  1. open and drain your beans and measure out your corn  (note: I tend to rinse out my canned products under some water)
  2. dice the onions and garlic.
  3. heat up 1 Tbsp oil in a medium pot.
  4. once the oil is heated, saute the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  5. add your beans and corn to the pot and mix it all up.
  6. add the seasonings including some salt to taste. (make sure the seasonings are mixed in well )
  7. add the tomatoes.  cook uncovered for about 10 minutes.
  8. now add vegetable broth. and lower heat slightly. cover for about 10 minutes.
  9. now uncover for about 5 minutes, and taste if more salt or more seasonings are needed.
  10. finish with a sprinkle of fresh or dried cilantro.

assembly:

I put my tacos together using these high fiber whole grain taco shells (and I also included some rice I had made the night before).  I placed the bean and corn mix on the bottom, added the rice, topped it with some lettuce and non-dairy cheese* – absolutely delish!

and if you’re looking for some sides to this (besides a side salad), check out this recipe for some baked plantain chips.

(*) non-dairy cheese: I added the Connoisseurus Veg’s sweet potato nacho cheese  to the tacos.  and so glad I did! I wanted to try a non-dairy cheese alternative and found this recipe to be great! it adds a very nice layer of flavor.


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