Vegan Black Bean Tacos

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Vegan Black Bean Tacos

Easy and flavorful Vegan Black Bean Tacos recipe is healthy and economical. Seasoned black beans topped with creamy guacamole, lettuce and, tomatoes in a gluten-free taco shell.

Vegan Black Bean Tacos


So hubby came home from work and I was busy with a project and didn’t get around to fixing his dinner. He said to make things easier fix something with couple cans of black beans.

Well right away I thought of preparing tacos, we had all the ingredients on hand except I only had no corn tortillas, so I got in the kitchen and in no time I whipped up these flavorful spicy black bean tacos.

How To Prepare Vegan Black Bean Tacos

I trimmed my gluten-free tortillas down to the approximate size of corn tortillas and saved the excess pieces to prepare tortilla chips at a later date.

The Vegan Black Bean Tacos recipe was so easy to prepare, just like my Chickpea Taco recipe. I cook the beans with salsa and some spices. Then I prepare the guacamole and tomatoes and lettuce, that’s it. Heat the tortillas and top with fillings and serve, so flavorful, healthy and simple.

Black Bean Tacos, beans being cooked in spices

What is the difference between a taco and a burrito?

A taco means ‘light snack’ it is traditionally served as the name implies a light snack. A taco is usually smaller in size than a burrito, it is usually prepared with corn tortillas which are more delicate than flour tortillas. Tacos are left opened while burritos are wrapped.

Stuffing for a taco is usually a single protein topped with lettuce, tomato, salsa.

Burritos are usually stuffed with more fillings, beans, rice, meat, cheese, vegetables, one burrito can be considered a meal whereas you would have to eat about 3 tacos to feel satisfied.

Vegan Black Bean Tacos Recipe

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204 kcal / 853 kJ
5 g
7 g
32 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

10 min
10 min
Ready in:
20 min
8 Serving




  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft about 3 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add salsa, black beans, cayenne, salt, and stir. Simmer for about 6 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Check seasoning and mash some of the beans with a fork.
  3. To assemble, cook taco on each side in a hot skillet. layer black beans, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese sauce.


Simple Vegan Black Bean Tacos

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Perrinne
    June 5, 2019

    Tried this last night! Ah-mazing!!! My hubby went back for seconds and thirds! Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. Tatiana
    April 10, 2018

    I like that you used smoked paprika in this recipe, so much more flavor ! I would love to have a couple of this tacos ?

  3. swathi
    April 10, 2018

    That black beans tacos are with full flavor. I need to make this, I have only tried adding black beans as such to tacos, not flavored like you did.I will try it.

  4. Marisa Franca
    April 10, 2018

    Those tacos are so full of flavor that I don’t think I’ll miss the meat. I like the pickled jalapeños in the tacos. Spice is what we love. This makes a great vegan lunch.

  5. Veena Azmanov
    April 10, 2018

    mmm…this Vegan Black Bean Tacos looks delicious!!! This is absolutely fantastic. One of my favs. I want to try it for lunch or dinner! This is perfect for me. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. So YUMMY!

  6. Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    April 9, 2018

    This is one of the staples in our house and I can’t have enough of black beans. Absolutely love the flavor of it. These tacos looks amazing with that heap of guacamole on top.

  7. Catherine
    April 9, 2018

    First of all your photos are gorgeous!! I just want to reach into my screen and grab one! I love this vegan alternative. I like going meatless at least once a week and these are perfect!

  8. Reesa Lewandowski
    April 9, 2018

    I am always looking for “meatless monday” ideas. This is so affordable too! Thank you for the idea, I really didn’t know how to make black beans!

  9. Claudia Lamascolo
    April 9, 2018

    Wow I have never seen a prettier display or photo of a taco. These are so fresh and vibrant I just want to pick off the screen. They sure look delicious and love the ease of this recipe.

  10. Carlee
    April 9, 2018

    What a delicious way to eat your beans! We are big taco fans, so I can’t wait to try these!