Black Bean Crispy Flour Tacos

This easy black bean taco with crunchy slaw comes together perfectly using the new Old El Paso™ crispy flour tortilla shells.
  • Total Time 25 Minutes
  • Prep Time 25 Minutes
  • Servings 8
  • Ingredients 13


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons (from 1-oz package) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box (8 count) Old El Paso™ crispy flour tortilla shells, heated as directed on box
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced (1/2-inch)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Cotija cheese


Step 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in beans, taco seasoning mix and water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.

Step 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, honey and salt; stir to blend. Set aside.

Step 3 Divide bean mixture among heated shells; top with cabbage mixture, avocado and cheese.


1 Taco: Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 100); Total Fat 11g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 620mg; Potassium 350mg; Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 6g); Protein 8g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 15%; Iron 8% Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2

Expert Tips

To dice avocado, cut in half, and remove pit. Using large spoon, scoop flesh from skin. Place one half avocado cut side down on cutting board. Make two horizontal cuts to make three planks, then cut lengthwise into strips. Turn 90 degrees, and cut again. Repeat with other half of avocado.

Heating shells before filling provides the perfect crispness for your tacos.