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Black Bean and Corn Tacos

We eat meatless meals a few times a week, so I replaced the beef with nutty brown rice to bulk up these tacos. Sometimes I also like to swap in quinoa for the rice. —Kristin Rimkus, Snohomish, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 8 taco shells, warmed
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream


  • In a lightly oiled large nonstick skillet, saute onion and peppers until crisp-tender. Add the beans, tomatoes, cabbage, corn, taco seasoning, lime juice and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes. Stir in rice; heat through.
  • Spoon bean mixture into taco shells. Top with cheese and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
2 tacos: 423 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 682mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 10g fiber), 17g protein.
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  • PrplMonky5
    Mar 20, 2020

    We loved this! Very yummy and fresh-tasting. I agree with the reviewer, I was surprised at how well the cabbage went with this meal. The only tweaks I made were: lowered the amount of onion a tad, and used a medium orange bell pepper and a small green pepper. This was so good I'm looking forward to the leftovers :)

  • domerabs
    Feb 23, 2013

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  • reindeer01
    Oct 5, 2012

    Although I modified this recipe a bit, I am still giving this version five stars. Instead of tomatoes, I used salsa and adjusted the seasoning accordingly. I was surprised that the cabbage worked so well in this dish. It assumed the flavor of the seasonings, so it wasn't overwhelming. We enjoyed this dish, and I plan to make it again.

  • mkaskela
    Sep 17, 2012

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