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Beef and Red Bean Tacos

Beef and Red Bean Tacos

Combine ground beef with red beans to make an unforgettable taco night at home! My Red Bean Tacos are an easy way to sneak in a few veggies like onions and bell peppers, too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 195kcal
Author Katie


  • Stove Top
  • Oven


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • ½ cup diced green and red bell pepper
  • 1 packet Taco seasoning
  • 1 can red beans rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 4.5 oz. Old El Paso Diced Green Chiles
  • 24 Hard shell tacos
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese divided

Taco Toppings

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced Olives
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream


  • In a large skillet begin to brown the ground beef, breaking it up into bite-size pieces. Add in the diced onion and bell pepper. Cook until the beef is brown and no longer pink (about 10 minutes on medium-high heat).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the rinsed and drained red beans to the skillet, tomato sauce, diced green chiles and taco seasoning. Mix well and cook on low for 5 minutes.
  • While the taco meat is simmering begin to heat up the taco shells. Unwrap taco shells, place on a cook sheet pulling apart the taco shells slightly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes until crisp and golden brown.
  • Once taco shells are done carefully scoop in taco meat and top with a generous portion of Mexican cheese. Eat as is or enjoy with additional toppings like shredded lettuce, salsa, slice olives and/or guacamole.


  • Make Ahead - You can make the meat mixture ahead of time. Then once you are ready to serve the tacos simply reheat the meat mixture and bake the tacos.
  • Toppings - The sky is the limit when you are talking about toppings on a taco. Lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, olives, etc.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg