Sizzling Veggie-Black Bean Fiesta Tacos


Experience a burst of flavors with the Sizzling Veggie-Black Bean Fiesta Tacos! This dish brings together a colorful mix of sautéed vegetables and hearty black beans, wrapped in warm, soft taco shells. It's a delightful vegetarian option that's both nutritious and packed with flavor.

Sizzling Veggie-Black Bean Fiesta Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 280 kcal
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sodium: 300mg


  • Black Beans, drained and rinsed: 400g (14 oz / 0.88 lb)
  • Red Bell Pepper, sliced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Yellow Bell Pepper, sliced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Zucchini, sliced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Red Onion, sliced: 50g (1.8 oz / 0.11 lb)
  • Garlic, minced: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Olive Oil: 15 ml (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
  • Ground Cumin: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Paprika: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Soft Taco Shells: 8 shells
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: 20g (0.7 oz / 0.04 lb)
  • Lime Wedges: For serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté the vegetables: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add bell peppers, zucchini, and red onion, cooking until they are soft and slightly caramelized.
  2. Add black beans and spices: Stir in the black beans, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until the beans are heated through.
  3. Warm the taco shells: Heat the taco shells in a dry pan or in the oven as per package instructions.
  4. Assemble the tacos: Spoon the vegetable and black bean mixture into each taco shell. Top with fresh cilantro.
  5. Serve: Accompany with lime wedges for squeezing over the tacos.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Sauté the vegetables until they are just tender to keep them crisp.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like corn or spinach for more variety.
  • Top with avocado slices or a dollop of sour cream for extra creaminess.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned beans for this recipe?

Yes, canned black beans are perfect for this dish. Just rinse and drain them before use.

How can I make these tacos vegan?

They are already vegan! Just be sure to check your taco shells for any non-vegan ingredients.

What other toppings can I add?

Try shredded cheese, salsa, or guacamole for added flavor.