Sumptious Smoky Tacos

This is a lovely, cheerful recipe to ease us back into the week after a fun-filled long weekend. Tacos can’t help but make people happy – there’s something about compiling your own (like fajitas) which makes everyone smile.

I’m making one of my favourite combinations – pork and black bean. If you wanted to make it vegetarian, you could easily swap the pork for a substantial vegetable (e.g. aubergine) and keep the same mix of spices.

This will make enough for 8 tacos – perfect for a group of friends, or two very worn out and hungry people, like us šŸ™‚

Pork and Black Bean Tacos

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 red onion

500g lean pork mince

1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

500g passata

380g tin of black beans in water

1 tbsp worcester sauce

Small bunch chopped coriander

To serve:

1 avocado

1/2 iceberg lettuce

Soured cream/grated cheese

8 taco shells

1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the chopped red onion. Allow to sizzle for a couple of minutes, then add the pork mince.

2. Stir in the ground coriander seeds, cumin and paprika until it coats the meat, and cook until the meat has browned.

3. Stir in the passata, black beans and worcester sauce and allow to cook on a low heat for 20 minutes. Stir in the coriander and season, to taste.

4. Slice the avocado and lettuce.

5. Serve all of the elements seperately, and let everyone put their own tacos together.

16 responses to “Sumptious Smoky Tacos”

  1. I seriously seriously love black beans in tacos.

    1. Mmm me too, they’re great aren’t they?

  2. Hello Harriet! I see that your blog is fairly new. It looks like you are off to a great start! These tacos look amazing! I love black beans!

    1. Thanks Julie, the tacos are lovely – I’d eat them every night if I could!

  3. Thanks for the follow – pleased to meet you and your blog. This is bean season around here, so I am delighted to find this delicious recipe. Bookmarked!

    1. Pleased to meet you too! I hope you enjoy the tacos.

  4. sign me up for the veg version. that looks fantastic!

  5. Harriet, Thanks for the follow. Your recipes look absolutely scrumptious!

  6. Tacos are great for our family with my sons food sensitivities!

  7. Oh yum! I love black beans.

  8. Reblogged this on American Lunchbox and commented:
    Ahh! That’s the spice mixture I was looking for !!!

  9. Thanks for the follow Harriett, very pleased to meet you and follow your blog too šŸ™‚

  10. I’ve GOT to stop reading your blog at bedtime !!!!!

  11. […] first published this recipe as my Sumptious Smoky Tacos, but firstly, I fancied them again tonight, and secondly, I thought it was about time the recipe […]

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