Black Bean Tacos with Roasted Peppers and Onions

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For a fast meal that’s a surefire crowd-pleaser, these tacos fit the bill.

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Ingredients

  • Roasted Peppers and Onions
  • 3 red bell peppers, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • Tacos
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium-size onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 Tbs.)
  • 2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can diced organic fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. hot sauce, or more to taste
  • 16 organic corn taco shells, warmed
  • Toppings
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 16-oz. container prepared salsa
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced (2 cups)
  • 2 avocados, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. To make Roasted Peppers and Onions: Toss peppers and onion with oil on large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Roast 15 minutes, stir, and roast 15 minutes more, or until vegetables are tender and peppers are beginning to blacken. Transfer to small bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, make Tacos: Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until soft. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute more, or until fragrant. Stir in beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce and 1 cup water. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 15 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Mash beans until filling is thickened, but chunky, and most beans remain intact. Adjust seasonings, if necessary. Transfer to serving bowl. Pass taco shells, filling, roasted peppers and onions and toppings around the table.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 8
  • Calories: 482
  • Carbohydrate Content: 57 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 17 mg
  • Fat Content: 22 g
  • Fiber Content: 12 g
  • Protein Content: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 665 mg
  • Sugar Content: 14 g