Almost-Instant Vegan Black Bean Tacos for Weeknight Dinner Emergencies

The secret ingredient in these easy tacos is... soup?

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These amazing, almost-instant vegan tacos make it from idea to plate in less than 15 minutes. You can’t place a delivery order faster than that! And the result are satisfying vegan black bean tacos with a rich, saucy filling.  The filling gets its velvety texture from prepared corn and poblano chowder; you could use left over from a batch of homemade if you have it, but store-bought or canned will also work (though you’ll need to check labels carefully if you want to keep the recipe vegan as many pre-made versions contain dairy).

One you’ve got your basics in place, you can top with your favorite salsa, hot sauce, or anything else you like. We suggest a slice of avocado, but if you don’t have a perfectly ripe one on the counter it’s far from essential. Vegan queso fresco can be purchased or you can make a DIY batch to keep in the fridge.


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Vegan Black Bean Tacos



  • 1 1/2 cups prepared corn and poblano chowder
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil), cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 15.5-oz can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 1 Tbs. lime juice
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup crumbled vegan queso fresco
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup lime wedges, for serving


Bring chowder and sun-dried tomatoes to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat; simmer 2 minutes. Stir in beans, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 to 8 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Toss avocado with lime juice in small bowl.

Fill each tortilla with 1⁄3 cup bean mixture and 2 Tbs. queso fresco; top with red cabbage and avocado slices. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 246
  • Carbohydrate Content 34 g
  • Cholesterol Content 11 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 500 mg
  • Sugar Content 4 g