Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mixed Bean & Toasted Corn Tacos

This is almost embarrassing to post because it's been so long. But don't worry, I have a list of prepared excuses. #1 is that we still don't have the internet at our "new" apartment - yes moving day was April 1st, a good four months ago. But the whole internet thing is pretty important for a blog. Secondly, I'm 10 days away from my due date (yipppeeeee) so I've been busy washing tiny clothes, setting up infant swings, and trying to enjoy these last few moments as Sarah-sans-baby. Here's the view from my world...

The good news is I'm sitting on a ton of delicious recipes - lets kick it off with these Mixed Bean & Toasted Corn Tacos, the perfect summer dinner and a great way to use the sweet summer corn that is piling up at the farmers markets.


For the beans:

1 can kidney beans, drained
½ can black beans, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tomato, chopped
1 t chili powder
1 t cumin
big pinch salt
For the corn:
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup corn, removed from cob
1 garlic, minced
1 t chili powder
1 t cumin
big pinch salt
goat cheese crumbles (leave out for vegan)
corn tortillas
hot sauce
This is really easy to make - first dump all the bean ingredients into a small pot and put on medium, let simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. In a skillet, heat a bit of olive oil. Dump in all the corn fixings and let sizzle until the corn and peppers are soft and slightly brown around the edges.

While everything cooks up, heat the tortillas in the oven wrapped in foil (or you can heat them in a dry pan). When everything is ready, top the tortillas with the beans and corn mixture then sprinkle over some goat cheese crumbles, avocado, and hot sauce! If you're not carrying around a 7 lb fetus, please enjoy with a beer and/or agave margarita!


  1. First: Welcome back! I missed you!

    Second: Congratulations! I didn't even realize you were expecting! Yay for babies!

  2. Hi! I discovered your site recently and was so excited when you posted this that I made it for lunch yesterday! Soooo delish :) Thanks for sharing your creative, beautiful, and yummy vegan recipes. And congrats!

    Sacramento, CA

  3. Thanks Monica & Helen - it's good to be back! Enjoy the tacos, I've never met a taco I didn't like.

  4. Yay! You are back! Good luck with the new addition to your family! I look forward to more of your recipes. Take care!!

  5. Wow, how I've missed you!

    Tried this tonight, but switched the proportions on black beans vs. kidney beans. Added s'more tomato and used rice tortillas (my man's gluten-free) and a bit o' chipotle. Delish! Eric (the man) especially enjoyed the goat cheese. YUM!


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