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Black Bean Breakfast Tacos

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This is my favorite recipe for black bean breakfast tacos. They’re quick and easy to make, full of protein, and so flavorful and delicious!

These easy Black Bean Breakfast Tacos are made with a zesty black bean filling, and you can top them with whatever you'd like! |

Reason #1285 that I love this man:

He likes to call every moment that we spend together a “date”.

From the traditional date-nights-out (“sushi date!”, “movie date!”, “picnic date!”) to laid back date-nights-in (“pasta date!”, “West Wing date!”, “Kindle date!”) to just about every day of the week (“Sun-date!”, “Mon-date!”, “Tues-date!”) to the travels near and far (“39th street date!”, “road trip date!”, “Paris date!”) to all of our random faves (“picnic date!”, “fireplace date!”, “therapy date!”) and all of the not-always-so-fun adulting in between (“working date!”, “dishes date!”, “laundry date!”) — he always manages to find a way to make even the most mundane of moments together feel a little extra special.

Like one never-ending date.

Without a doubt, I think that my favorite dates of ours will probably always our simplest little everyday moments at home together. Be that just having a cup of coffee together, or flipping open our laptops and sitting side-by-side working together, or turning up some music and doing the dishes together, or taking the pups for a walk together — just simply having him with me, making “together” our reality now, always means so much. And now we get to do this for the rest of our lives — eeee! (Or, as Barclay put it when he proposed, “Now we get to have so many more dates together!!!”)

Of course, dates are always all the better with some good food to go along with them. So for a lazy Saturday morning “reading date” a few weeks ago, I decided to scavenge the pantry for something to make for brunch, and ended up whipping up some impromptu vegetarian black bean breakfast tacos for the two of us to share. They weren’t anything extra-fancy, but they were surprisingly awesome. And they gave us the perfect protein boost for a morning of snuggling up on the couch with our Kindles and coffee and napping pups beside us.

My kinda date.

These easy Black Bean Breakfast Tacos are made with a zesty black bean filling, and you can top them with whatever you'd like! |

So, about these black bean tacos.

You’re welcome to top them however you want with whatever you want. I usually scramble up some eggs (or you could fry them), dice an avocado and red onion, and then sprinkle on lots of fresh cilantro and cheese and lime juice. But the real secret to these tacos is right here in this zesty, tangy, oh-so-delicious pan of black beans. They’re perfectly seasoned with onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, and cumin. And they make the perfectly hearty and protein-packed base for a good taco. ??

These easy Black Bean Breakfast Tacos are made with a zesty black bean filling, and you can top them with whatever you'd like! |

Oh and the best part? These tacos can easily be ready in just about 20 or so minutes, if you chop up the rest of your toppings while those black beans are simmering on the stove.

These easy Black Bean Breakfast Tacos are made with a zesty black bean filling, and you can top them with whatever you'd like! |

Easy peasy. And perfect for a good Saturday morning reading date…or any morning that you’d like to get off to a delicious start.

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Black Bean Breakfast Tacos

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 -10 servings 1x


These awesome Black Bean Breakfast Tacos are quick and easy to make, naturally vegetarian (and gluten-free, if you use corn tortillas), and so flavorful and delicious!



Black Bean Tacos Ingredients:

  • 1 batch zesty Mexican black beans (see below)
  • 1 batch scrambled eggs (see below)
  • 810 small wheat or corn tortillas
  • toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, diced red onions, diced avocado, crumbled queso fresco (or shredded Pepper Jack cheese), fresh lime wedges, and/or salsa

Zesty Black Beans Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or olive oil, or any other mild-flavored oil)
  • 1 cup diced white or red onions
  • 1 jalapeño, finely-diced (with seeds removed)
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • juice of 1 small lime
  • salt and pepper

Scrambled Eggs Ingredients:

  • 10 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • salt and pepper


To Make The Black Bean Breakfast Tacos:

  1. Prepare the zesty black beans and scrambled eggs.  (And I recommend prepping your toppings while those cook, to save time.)
  2. Once all of your fillings and toppings are ready to go, fill your tortillas with a large spoonful (each) of the black bean mixture and scrambled eggs.  Then sprinkle on your desired toppings.  Serve immediately.

To Make The Zesty Black Beans:

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and jalapeno, and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is cooked and soft and translucent.  Stir in the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.  Stir in the black beans, cumin and lime until completely combined.  Saute for 1-2 minutes, or until the black beans are warmed through.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then remove from the heat and serve.

To Make The Scrambled Eggs:

  1. Whisk together eggs and milk and a pinch of salt and pepper in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over medium-heat, and spray with cooking spray (or melt a tablespoon of butter in the bottom of the pan).  Add the egg mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until the eggs are scrambled and cooked through.  Remove from heat and serve.

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23 comments on “Black Bean Breakfast Tacos”

  1. These look so delicious! I love tacos but I’ve never heard of breakfast tacos, must give these ones a go :)

    Rachael xx.

  2. You and Barclay are the cutest! I seriously smiled the whole time while reading your post! And these tacos look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the love, and recipe ;-)

  3. These look so good! I love this idea for breakfast

  4. Oh my … these look so delicious that I’m going to make them for my lunch RIGHT NOW! You can eat breakfast at any time of day, right?

  5. Yes!!!  You have to sneak in dates when you can.  Kindle date, magazine reading dates, and my husband’s favorite: looking a puppies online.  I love tacos, breakfast tacos, and any combination of the two is awesome!  There is a burrito place we go to occasionally that will fries eggs to put in your burrito and its ridiculously good that way – I am sure I will love your version!  

  6. I just made these for lunch. They were just as delicious as they look in your pictures. And they really did take only 20 minutes from start to finish. Thank you for the great recipe :)

  7. I love the everyday simple dates, they are the best! So happy for you!

  8. This looks absolutely scrumptious – tacos for breakfast, YES.

    Charmaine Ng

  9. I would eat these any time of the day! :) They look sooo good! :)

  10. Black bean breakfast tacos looks delicious!!.

  11. Tacos for breakfast…sold! We do tacos in our house almost weekly because they are so quick and simple and these look delicious. Plus, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner ;)

    • Yes, we could honestly eat tacos for breakfast, lunch, or dinner just about any day! :) We hope you can try these soon!

  12. These look amazing! I’ve been learning, over the past year, how to really do a savory breakfast and I think these have to be next on my list. I’m pretty sure even my husband would like them!

  13. These sound delicious! What a great idea. We love breakfast burritos, but I’ve never made a breakfast taco. My husband would love them. Thanks!

  14. What a great way to incorporate some healthy foods into breakfast. Can’t wait to try these! The pictures are mouthwatering.