Beef & Bean Tacos Recipe
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Beef & Bean Tacos Recipe

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Food won’t go to waste when you serve this satisfying taco that puts canned goods to use. Even better, the creamy, not soggy, filling keeps the shell crunchy. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed nacho cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 12 taco shells, warmed
  • Optional toppings: chopped sweet red pepper, thinly sliced green onions and shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos (calculated without optional toppi: 407 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 983mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, Mexicorn, soup, water and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Spoon beef mixture into taco shells; serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beef & Bean Tacos in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p17

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"Yes, this is wet and sloppy. Might be better the next say, but it didn't agree with my husband's tummy.......mine either. I'm not keeping this recipe, no offense."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"What! Taco shells from a box? Really?! It's very easy to make your own from fresh corn tortillas."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"FINALLY - a taco recipe my kids love and ask for again and again!!"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"It was just okay. VERY WET AND SLOPPY!!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"My husband loved this. I made it with ground turkey and used diced tomatoes with jalapenos. We added sour cream to the optional toppings. Great job S&D Test Kitchen on this one!!!"

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