Three Bean Tacos

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Three Bean Tacos-you can have these delicious tacos on the dinner table in 20 minutes! They are the perfect meal for busy weeknights! 

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Earlier this week, I shared one of our favorite freezer friendly meals, Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Shells. I love when a freezer meal can come to the dinner rescue. If our freezer is empty, I usually turn to tacos. I am currently loving Three Bean Tacos because they are beyond simple to make. You can have these tacos on your dinner table in twenty minutes! I have been making them once a week and I haven’t gotten complaints from my boys. We all love them!

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Caleb has loved beans from the beginning and I am so glad because they are a staple at our house. He loves all kinds of beans and will even snack on them plain.

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I knew Caleb would go crazy for bean tacos so I used three kinds of beans to make him extra happy! I used black beans, pinto beans, and red kidney beans. I threw in some onion, peppers, cilantro, lime, and taco seasoning for flavor! The bean filling comes together in no time! I love that these tacos are packed with protein!

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We spooned the bean filling into Old El Paso’s new Bold Nacho Cheese Stand ‘n Stuff Taco Shells which gave the tacos a cheesy kick! I set out a variety of taco toppings and we went to taco town! I like to top my Three Bean Tacos with lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream. Taco perfection in twenty minutes!

If you are looking for an easy dinner idea, make Three Bean Tacos! Everyone has time for twenty minute tacos!

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Three Bean Tacos

You can have these tasty tacos on your dinner table in 20 minutes!
5 from 4 votes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 10 Old El Paso Bold Nacho Cheese Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells
  • Toppings: Shredded cheese Shredded lettuce, Chopped tomatoes, Chopped avocado, Sour cream or Greek yogurt, Chopped cilantro


  • In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and peppers and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, cilantro, lime juice, and taco seasoning. Cook until heated and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place bean filling inside of taco shells that have been heated according to package directions. Top the tacos with desired toppings. We like to use shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, Greek yogurt and cilantro. Serve immediately.
  • Note-these tacos are also good with flour or corn tortillas!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe, Maria! We have tacos once a week too and I’ve been looking for different recipes for a change. The combination of the 3 beans sounds perfect for my family:) Have a great weekend!

  2. I have trying to come up with a meatless ides that our family would love, and I think you just posted it! We love tacos, it’s a favorite of ours, and trading out the meat for some beans would be a great way to give us a meatless option.

  3. I love tacos! Usually I do chicken tacos, but this will definitely be going on my taco rotation. I love that they’re vegetarian and it’ll mix it up a bit! 🙂

  4. These are perfect and definitely being added to my list of meals to make for next week!

  5. Loving how simple yet wonderful these flavors are without having to do meat. I must make these very soon!

  6. Thank you for this, I have been trying to get inspired with some good recipes for vegetarian tacos. I already make bean burritos, just a very simple recipe using whatever I have on hand, but I like your idea of mixed beans and the avocado.

  7. This tacos would work for me. In fact I am realizing its been far far too long since I have fixed tacos. Thanks for the push.

  8. Great recipe….had them with mushroom baked tarts, empanadas? (can’t remember the spanish name of the recipe), and fresh fruit and low fat topping…..great dinner. Hope to make it again soon….and hope I have some leftovers to take to lunches this week

  9. 5 stars
    These are a house favorite. My husband and I have been making these for a while now. We’ve also just used hard shell tacos, tonight we changed things up and made bean burritos instead. We also introduced this recipe to our 1 year old son, who gobbled up every bit we gave him.

  10. 5 stars
    These are REALLY good.

    I had to improvise and use what was on hand in a fe places. Changes included 2 cans of kidney beans + 1 can of great northern beans and 1 green + 1 yellow pepper. Oh, and I only use homemade taco seasoning.

    Will definitely be putting this on rotation. Thanks!!

  11. Love this recipe. Thank you. Am trying to prepare more meatless dishes for my family. I ve made this 2x already- was well received. Yum. Will be come a regular menu item.