Smoky Charred Corn & Black Bean Tacos


Ignite your taste buds with Smoky Charred Corn & Black Bean Tacos! This recipe features the irresistible combination of smoky, grilled corn and hearty black beans, all nestled in soft taco shells. These tacos offer a delightful mix of textures and flavors, making them a perfect choice for a casual dinner or a festive gathering.

Smoky Charred Corn & Black Bean Tacos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

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

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 250 kcal
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sodium: 200mg


  • Fresh Corn on the Cob: 2 ears
  • Black Beans, drained and rinsed: 400g (14 oz / 0.88 lb)
  • Red Bell Pepper, diced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Red Onion, finely chopped: 50g (1.8 oz / 0.11 lb)
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: 20g (0.7 oz / 0.04 lb)
  • Lime Juice: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Olive Oil: For brushing
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Soft Taco Shells: 8 shells
  • Avocado, sliced: For garnish
  • Sour Cream: For serving (optional)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Char the corn: Brush the corn with olive oil and grill over high heat until charred on all sides. Remove from the grill, let cool, then slice the kernels off the cob.
  2. Prepare the taco filling: In a bowl, mix the charred corn, black beans, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  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: Fill each taco shell with the corn and black bean mixture. Top with sliced avocado and a dollop of sour cream, if using.
  5. Serve: Serve immediately, accompanied by lime wedges.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Grill the corn until it's nicely charred for a deep, smoky flavor.
  • Add a pinch of chili powder or cumin to the filling for extra spice.
  • For a vegan option, omit the sour cream or use a plant-based alternative.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use canned corn instead of fresh?

Yes, but for the best flavor, try to use fresh corn.

How can I make these tacos gluten-free?

Simply use gluten-free taco shells.

Can I add meat to these tacos?

Absolutely! Grilled chicken or shrimp would be a great addition.