March 21, 2014 | Posted in:Beans & Legumes, Kid Friendly, Meatless, Nutritious Recipes

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Enjoy these Red Bean Caramelized Onion Tacos!  Come Friday and we’re out of food in our fridge.  Tacos are one of my favorite go-tos for an delicious, easy and nutritious meal.

Red Bean Caramelized Onion Tacos: Easy, Cheap, Healthy Dinners


I like to serve these with a side of spinach salad or a cabbage salad. Honestly, I don’t enjoy eating beans on their own – the caramelized onions add a sweetness that brings out the flavor of the beans and neutralizes their mushy texture.   I love to add Cholula Chili & Garlic hot sauce to mine, too!  When it comes to a grocery budget, you can’t beat the affordability of beans – all the red beans in this recipe cost me about eighty cents!  Tortillas are also affordable.

Recipe for Red Bean Caramelized Onion Tacos

Red Bean & Caramelized Onion Tacos
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Cuisine: Mexican & Vegetarian
Serves: 3
  • 6 Corn or Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 2.5 cups red beans, cooked or canned from dry.
  • 2 sweet or yellow onions, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Swish the pan to coat.
  2. Add the onions and cook on medium heat until they're translucent.
  3. Add 2 tbspwater to the pan and continue to cook the onions on medium heat, five to ten minutes more.
  4. Add the beans, spices and water. Mix.
  5. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the beans are heated. Meanwhile, heat your tortillas in the oven for 3 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Remove both the tortillas and the beans from heat.
  7. Place the beans mixture into the tortillas and top with the avocado and tomatoes.
  8. Enjoy
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Taco Calories: 243



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