Spicy black bean tacos

Mexican recipe for 4 people, takes only 10 mins; recipe has vegetable oil, garlic cloves, black beans, cider vinegar, honey, smoked paprika, ground cumin, garlic clove, coriander, green chilli, avocado, lime, pomegranate seed, green chilli, onion, coriander, flour tortilla, chipotle and soured cream.

Spicy black bean tacos

Spicy black bean tacos

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Mexican


Prep time

15 mins


  • Coriander: 2 tbsp roughly chopped coriander
  • Vegetable Oil: 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Garlic Clove: 1 small garlic clove
  • Onion: 1 small white onion, finely diced
  • Smoked Paprika: 1 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • Soured Cream: soured cream or coconut yogurt
  • Lime: juice 1 lime
  • Garlic Cloves: 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Cider Vinegar: 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • Ground Cumin: 1 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • Black Beans: 3 x 400g cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Flour Tortilla: 8-12 corn or flour tortillas
  • Avocado: 2 avocados, halved and stoned
  • Honey: 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • Chipotle: chipotle or other hot sauce
  • Pomegranate Seed: 110g pack pomegranate seeds
  • Green Chilli: 1 green chilli, sliced


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil and add the garlic. Fry until golden, then add the beans. Pour in the cider vinegar, honey and spices along with 1 tsp or more of salt, to taste. Cook until warmed through, crushing gently with the back of your wooden spoon, then set aside.
  2. The best way to make the guacamole is with a large stone pestle and mortar, but you can use a medium bowl and a flat-ended rolling pin instead. Crush the garlic, coriander and chilli into a rough paste. Scoop in the avocado with a little salt and crush roughly - you want it chunky, not smooth. Squeeze in the lime juice and set aside.
  3. Mix the salsa ingredients in a small bowl. Heat a griddle pan or steamer and quickly griddle the tortillas or steam a stack of them to warm up. Reheat the bean mixture.
  4. To serve, put 1-2 heaped tbsp of beans on a tortilla. Top with a big spoonful of guacamole and some salsa, hot sauce and a dollop of soured cream or yogurt.