Some evenings call for a quick and easy dinner. And a can of black beans can be a life saver on those evenings. I always try to keep several cans of beans in the pantry in case of an “emergency.”
To make this can of beans a little more exciting than just beans, I sauteed a sliced onion along with garlic and diced jalapeno in a little bit of olive oil. While the onions were cooking, I rinsed and drained the beans and slightly mashed about one cup of the beans. Once the onions were cooked, transfer to a bowl. In the same saute pan, add in the beans (mashed and not mashed), cumin (I used quite a bit since I didn’t purchase seasoned beans) and salt. While the beans are heating up, make the slaw. Simply angel hair coleslaw, a little vinegar, mayonnaise, black pepper, cilantro and green onions. Here’s a link to the original recipe.
Heat the tortillas and dinner is ready. I served my slaw on the side but ended up adding it to the tacos as I was eating. Feta adds a great saltiness to the tacos.
If you’re not a fan of black beans, I’m sure any bean would work for these tacos. Not a fan of feta, substitute another cheese. So versatile and so tasty.
What’s one of your favorite go-to quick and easy meals?