Bon Appetit: Crispy Black Bean Tacos

March 3, 2009 · 7 comments

in cooking at Home, recipes

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I’ve made a pledge to cook one fun/challenging/interesting/new recipe from Bon Appetit each month, then post it on this site. I’m tired of paying for a subscription and just looking at the photos and saying “that looks good” and never making anything, so this is what I’m doing about it. 95% of this site is personal accountability.

The last post was the Carbonara from January’s issue. Yeah, it’s March now, but I have a recipe from February to post – crispy black bean tacos.

This recipe is very easy, it’s something a little different than the usual tacos, frying is involved (always fun), and it’s vegetarian friendly.

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I used BA’s recipe as inspiration but definitely didn’t follow it exactly. The biggest change is that I didn’t make coleslaw as a garnish.

First pour a few tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat for frying. While that’s warming up, I got everything else ready. Here I’ve got some lime, green onions, serrano peppers, cholula chipotle hot sauce, cilantro, and feta. Drain and rinse a can of black beans.

Mix everything except the feta and cilantro up in a bowl, then partially mash the mixture.

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Once the oil is hot, drop a corn tortilla in the oil and scoop a generous amount of your mixture directly in the center. Cook for 1 minute, but keep an eye on it in case your oil is too hot.

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Using tongs for assistance, flip over on side of the tortilla to create a shell shape.

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Flip and cook for another minute.

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Garnish with the cilantro, feta, and more hot sauce. Enjoy an awesomely crunchy, fresh taco. Repeat with next corn tortilla.

The mash is enough for 4 tacos.

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  • http://www.dirtysouthwine.com Dirty

    These look killer. I’m going to try them!

  • http://www.headingupstream.blogspot.com Melissa

    Looks great! I have the same issue with my Bon Appetit..everything looks great, and nothing ever gets cooked! You may be my inspiration to dust off some of my issues :)

  • http://dishingwithdish.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    Those look so yummy! Wish I had one right now!

  • http://saraskitchen.blogspot.com Sara

    These tacos look delicious! I pulled this recipe out of my magazine, but haven’t make it yet.

  • http://www.mangotomato.blogspot.com Olga

    YUM! And anything fried is really good ;)

  • http://veggie-terrain.blogspot.com jd

    Crispy tacos always get a thumbs up from me!

    Those look great, and I love how you’re challenging yourself to cook one recipe from Bon Appetit each month. Very cool!

  • http://sparkplugpeople.com Jacqueline

    I bet these are tasty. I gotta try that recipe. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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