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March 3, 2016

Easy Vegetarian Tacos Recipe With Baked Kidney Beans

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Vegetarian tacos recipe
A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. It can be made with a variety of fillings including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables,Baked beans or cooked kidney beans and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. A taco is generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa or chili pepper,avocado or guacamole, cilantro (coriander), tomatoes, sour cream, onions and lettuce (source : Wiki)
Recently I tasted Crunchy Taco at Taco bell in Gopalan Innovation mall, Bangalore. I just loved its filling & toppings.Inspired by that, I bought some readymade Taco shells & a tin of baked beans in tomato sauce( Sil brand) from Big basket, Online ( This is not a promotional post). As I am not aware of the availability of Taco shells & baked beans in Bangalore,I ordered them online. I guess it must be available in Nilgiris, Total mall & Spar. Friends, please leave a comment of where we get these ingredients in Bangalore. It would help others. TIA !

Easy tacos recipe vegetarian
This morning, I tried this easy & simple Vegetarian Tacos Recipe using Baked beans (kidney beans) mixed with sauce, onions, tomato, spring onions and cheese.It is a no cooking, no fire recipe made with easily available ingredients in our pantry. Sendhil & myself loved it a lot. I became very happy that I could make an International breakfast recipe and that too a Mexican special dish at home after a long time. I watched Sanjeev kapoor’s YouTube video for reference. But I have not made them in a pure Mexican method.I tweaked the recipe a bit and made it with Indian touch. All you should do is to buy taco shells & baked beans from the market. If you have them in hand,your breakfast /dinner would be ready in the next 10 minutes. Its just a mixing & assembling job. I am sure kids would also enjoy it. Ok, enough of my stories,lets move on and see how to make easy Vegetarian tacos recipe at home.
Easy tacos recipe vegetarian

Easy Vegetarian Tacos Recipe

Easy Vegetarian Tacos Recipe How to make veg tacos at home with baked beans easily
Cuisine: Mexican
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2( makes 4 nos)
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup = 240ml
For filling
  • Baked beans in tomato sauce - 1 cup ( 240 ml cup)
  • Red chilli sauce or green chilli sauce - 1/2 tsp
  • Finely chopped onion - 3 tbsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves or spring onion - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano or dried mixed herbs seasoning – 1/2 tsp( optional)
  • Salt - as needed
For topping
  • Grated cheese - 1/4 cup ( I used mozzarella, Mixed cheese would be better)
  • Finely chopped cherry tomato - as needed ( I used regular tomato)
  • Finely chopped onion + spring onion - 2 tbsp
  • Sour cream - as needed ( I used Mayonnaise)
  • Take the taco shells and heat it in convection oven at 100c for 5 minutes. Please refer your pack for instructions & proceed.Arrange the shells with equal gaps in a microwave safe plate & keep the cardboard box in place as shown in the picture below.As per my packet, it was given to heat in convection mode 125c for 2-3 minutes.But I kept it in 100c for 5 minutes. It should become hot and crispy. You can also microwave in 700w for 30-40 seconds but make sure you don't burn the shells.
Vegetarian tacos recipe
Vegetarian tacos recipe
Vegetarian tacos recipe
  • Shred the lettuce leaves. Chop tomato,onions,spring onions or coriander leaves finely. Grate the cheese and keep it ready.
Vegetarian tacos recipe
  • In a wide bowl,take 1 cup of baked beans and add red chilli sauce, salt, pepper powder and finely chopped onions, coriander leaves or spring onions. Mix everything well and check for taste. Add more spices or salt. If you wish, you can add oregano or mixed herbs seasoning.
Vegetarian tacos recipe
  • Take the hot taco and keep the shredded lettuce leaves. Above that add 2 –3 tbsp of baked beans mixture. If you wish you can top it with sour cream or mayonnaise. Top it with finely chopped onions, tomato & coriander leaves. Finally top it with grated cheese. Garnish with coriander & chopped tomato piece.Serve immediately. Enjoy !!
    Vegetarian tacos recipe
    Vegetarian tacos recipe


  • If you want to avoid cheese, just fill the taco with lettuce, baked beans mixture and top it mayonnaise, tomato, onions, coriander leaves. I made it like this for me.Refer the picture below.
  • Adjust the quantity of red chilli sauce & pepper powder as per your taste. If you don’t have red chilli sauce, replace it with red chilli powder or red chilli flakes.
  • If you are a vegan and wish to have this delicious dish, then you can prepare that at home with the same ingredients for fillings and toppings as mentioned above, except for using grated cheese, you can use vegan cheese and not use mayonnaise in your dish. Also, rather then going for taco shells, you will have to prepare tortillas at home. The vegan tortillas recipe is simple to make which you can find in this article.

Vegetarian tacos recipe
Enjoy this easy, yummy Veg tacos at home for your breakfast or dinner !!
Vegetarian tacos recipe

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Unknown said...

I too tasted this in Taco Bell...Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Chitra said...

Thanks Dipti,do try it :)

Unknown said...

Taco shells r also available in namdharis in bangalore

Chitra said...

Thanks for the info :)