These Baked Black Bean Tacos Are Legitimately Healthy

These zero-guilt tacos are packed with tons of protein and fiber.

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Say no to the Taco Bell and create your own taco recipe! Today we use black beans to make a delicious and healthy taco which is packed with tons of protein and fiber which help with high cholesterol.

Black beans are a great source of protein for both vegetarians and meat eaters. In episode 6 of Eating by Heart, Colombe shows you how to make tasty black bean tacos. These work for lunch or dinner and since they are oven baked, they are much healthier than regular tacos.


  • 6 corn tortillas (if the tacos aren't soft, steam them first)
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro (finely chopped or torn)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, combine the black beans, garlic, cilantro, cumin, salt and lime juice. Using a potato masher or the back of the spoon, mash everything together until it is combined, smooth with some chunks of black bean. Place a heaping tablespoon of the black bean mixture on one side of the tortilla, sprinkle it with cheese and roll it up. Place the taco on a parchment lined baking sheet (or a buttered baking sheet) with the open edge facing down, folded under. Repeat with the other tortillas. Brush with butter and bake in the oven about 10-15 minutes or until warmed and crispy. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy! Serves 4-6

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 4
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 25512%
Fat 13gr20%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 286mg12%
Carbohydrates 27gr20%
Fiber 5gr20%
Sugar 1gr2%
Protein 10gr19%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium