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Pinto Bean Tacos

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  • Servings:

    Serves 6 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    8 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    27 minutes


1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium onions, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne, or to taste
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water, or more if needed
1 (14 oz.) can no-salt added diced tomatoes
3 (15 oz.) cans low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
12 corn tortillas
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
1 avocado, cut into 12 slices
3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Pinto Bean Tacos


1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and both bell peppersand saute until soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and cayenne and saute for another 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Add tomato paste and water and mix well to disperse the paste. Add the dicedtomatoes (including all juices) and beans, bring to a boil, and then simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes until vegetables are cooked. The sauce will thicken as it sits; if it seems too thick, thin with a few tablespoons of water.
3. Wrap 6 tortillas at a time in a damp paper towel and warm in the microwave for30 seconds.
4. Place warmed tortillas on a work surface. Divide the pinto bean filling amongthe 12 tortillas. Top each with some carrots, onion, and romaine, then a slice ofavocado and a spoonful of yogurt. Fold and place on 6 plates. Serve immediately.Alternately, serve the pinto beans in a large bowl with tortillas and toppings onthe side for everyone to make their own.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July - August 2011


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 6
Base Nutrients
Calories 460 kcal (23%)
Calories from Fat 81 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 9 g (14%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (5%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 131 mg (5%)
Total Carbohydrates 75 g (25%)
Dietary Fiber 17 g (68%)
Protein 17 g (28%)
Vitamin A 5675 IU (16%)
Vitamin C 51 mg (57%)
Calcium 149 mg (11%)
Iron 15 mg (83%)