Bacon and Black Bean Tacos

smoky bacon, black bean + pico de gallo filling, avocado, charred tortillas

1706 Past Meals

Serves: 4 Servings | Time to Table: 20 Minutes | Calories: 369 | Category: Gluten-Free, Low-Calorie | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Iron, Potassium


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Large Skillet
  • - Small Bowl
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Avocado
  • - Bacon
  • - Black Beans
  • - Corn Tortillas
  • - Ground Cumin
  • - Jalapeno & Cilantro
  • - Lime Juice
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Pico de Gallo

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

An earthy, fruit-spicy Grenache will be a great match for the smoky bacon and black beans.

Beer Pairings

Go for an American Pale Lager; its balance of hops and malt with a crisp, dry finish is a great contrast to Mexican flavors.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

1. Bacon may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

Bacon and Black Bean Tacos (FAMILY) - Step 1

2. Cook Bacon: Chop bacon. Cook in a large skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp.

Bacon and Black Bean Tacos (FAMILY) - Step 2

3. Make Avocado Topping: Dice avocado. Set aside a few cilantro leaves, and chop remaining cilantro and jalapeño. Toss together avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and ONLY 1 tablespoon lime juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bacon and Black Bean Tacos (FAMILY) - Step 3

4. Finish Filling: Add garlic, cumin, and black beans to bacon. Stir in remaining lime juice and pico de gallo. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Bacon and Black Bean Tacos (FAMILY) - Step 4

5. Char Tortillas: Heat tortillas by placing directly over a gas burner or under a broiler until blackened in places on both sides. PLEASE don’t skip this step, you’ll be missing out on big flavor.

To Serve: Divide bacon-black bean filling evenly between tortillas. Top with avocado mixture. Garnish with reserved cilantro leaves.

Pro Tip:

Freeze the bacon for 30 minutes to make it easier to chop.
Spice it Up!: Serve with your favorite hot sauce to increase the heat.

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