It's Taco Tuesday! I love Mexican Food....but I am the first one to say this: each Mexican dish is basically the same ingredients but in a different tortilla/taco shell... meat, beans, cheese, peppers, onions, sour cream, tomatoes. But I am a fan of ALL of these ingredients, especially when wrapped in a crispy taco shell!

So this is my recipe for Beef & Black Bean Tacos topped with all the goodies: Cheddar Cheese, Scallions, Sour Cream, Cilantro and Tomato.

The great thing about this recipe is you can serve it as a "make your own taco" which is great for parties, or for kid's dinners. You can switch up the ground beef with ground chicken if you're looking to make it a little healthier.

Beef Tacos

Prep Time

10 Minutes
Cook Time

2 Hour 30 Minutes
Total Time

2 Hour 40 Minutes

Serves 4


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 small dice Onion
  • 3 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsps Adobo Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 15 Ounce Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Cayenne (to taste)
  • 12 Hard Taco Shells
  • 8 oz shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 small dice Tomato
  • Handful minced Cilantro
  • 5 sliced thin on a bias Scallions


  • Heat up a large skillet, brown your ground beef until there's no more pink. Drain beef through a sieve and reserve.
  • Return skillet to stove over a medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Canola Oil, add in onions. Cook for 8 minutes. Add in garlic and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add back your ground beef and add to that you adobo sauce, chili powder, tomato puree and water. Bring up to a high simmer, cover, and reduce to a low simmer. Cook about an hour.
  • After the hour, add in your drained can of black beans and cook about 20 minutes. Taste and season with salt & cayenne.
  • Serve in hard or soft taco shells topped with sliced scallions, cheddar cheese, diced tomato, sour cream and minced cilantro. Serve hot.