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Veggie Tacos Recipe

Veggie Tacos Recipe

Our Test Kitchen stuffed these yummy Vegetarian Tacos with a blend of sauteed cabbage, peppers and black beans so flavorful and filling you won’t even miss the meat! Let the kids top their own with avocado (aguacate), cheese (queso)—or a dollop of sour cream (crema agria). (And if they’re taking Spanish in school, you might even let the them print out a Spanish label for each garnish.)
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 taco shells
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • 1. Heat taco shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the cabbage, onion and red pepper in oil for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • 2. Stir in the beans, salsa, chilies, chili powder, garlic and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through. Spoon into taco shells. Garnish with cheese and avocado. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 438 calories, 23g fat (6g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 791mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 13g fiber), 12g protein

Reviews for Veggie Tacos

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"Excellent! Very different for a meatless dinner."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"Very tasty! Super quick and easy, too.

We had whole wheat tortillas, so just warmed them and made soft tacos. Nice crunchy-ish filling with the cabbage.
Will definitely make often!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013


Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"I had no idea what to expect. We usually eat salad with taco hot sauce and some seasoning as "vegetarian tacos". These were far better and really much better than I ever imagined! Will definitely be making these again."

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