Possibly the most famous Mexican dish of all time, tacos are well known and well loved around the world for their crunch and flavor. Many people assume that the fast food-style taco is the same as an authentic Mexican taco but, if you try making a few of our authentic tacos recipes yourself, you will discover that traditional Mexican recipes like tacos come in many vibrant and flavorful varieties and you can choose from tasty fillings like pork, fish, steak, vegetables and much more.
Tacos are a traditional Mexican food. These are made with a wheat or maize tortilla, which is rolled or folded around a filling. Tacos are very versatile and fillings can include pretty much any fish, shellfish, meat, cheese, or vegetable combination. Tacos are usually eaten with the hands and they are served with vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, tomato, cilantro, or onion and a garnish such as tomato salsa.
Black Bean Tacos
- 2 cans refried black beans
- 12 corn tortillas
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 white onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-3 jalapeno or Serrano peppers, diced
- 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Salsa and lime wedges, for serving
- Chop all of the vegetables, then heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Sauté the garlic, along with a little of the onion and one of the jalapeno or Serrano peppers until the onion and garlic turn translucent, stirring occasionally.
- Add the refried beans, cumin, and oregano and cook until heated through, stirring regularly to avoid burning.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Warm the tortillas and top with beans, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and serve at once with salsa and lime wedges.