These crispy black bean tacos only have 4 ingredients and can be made in just 15 minutes! This tasty vegetarian recipe is perfect for taco night!

crispy black bean tacos
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I love making tacos and these crispy black bean tacos are a staple in our house. I love that they can be made in about 15 minutes and I always have these ingredients in my pantry and fridge, so I can make these in a pinch! You can also customize them exactly how you like them, whether that’s adding avocado or a drizzle of hot sauce!

It’s almost hard to believe that these tasty tacos can be made with just four simple ingredients. But it’s true! This is also a great budget-friendly recipe.

crispy black bean taco ingredients


  • Black beans– I used canned black beans for this recipe. I recommend draining and rinsing the beans which can help reduce the sodium. After rinsing, let the beans sit in a fine mesh trainer for a few minutes to remove any liquid. For even more flavor, try using my Slow Cooker Black Beans or my Stovetop Black Beans.
  • Salsa– I recommend chunky tomato salsa. You can use mild or spicy salsa depending on your preference.
  • Cheese– I used shredded cheddar cheese but you could use Monterey Jack, sharp cheddar, or a blend of the two.
  • Tortillas– I used 6″ flour tortillas. You can substitute with corn tortillas if desired, but you may not be able to add as much filling. Corn tortillas are usually less sturdy than flour, so you may need to use less filling.
  • Oil– I used vegetable oil to fry the tacos until crispy. Although we’re pan-frying the tacos, it only requires a little bit of oil. You can use avocado oil or canola oil as a substitute. Alternatively, you can spray the tacos with olive oil and pan fry in a dry skillet until crispy.

How to Make Crispy Black Bean Tacos