Crispy Refried Bean Tacos
These Crispy Refried Bean Tacos have a simple refried bean & green chile filling. They are served with avocado & chipotle mayo.
Tacos are always a good idea! And these vegan tacos are not only totally easy, they are also really tasty! The filling is a simple combo of refried beans, dry seasonings & green chiles. The beans are added to small flour tortillas and fried until crispy. Served with a simple avocado salsa and chipotle mayo. Perfect weeknight dinner or party platter.
How to Make the Bean Filling
To make the filling grab a can of your favorite refried beans – be sure to check the ingredients to make sure they are vegan-friendly. Add the beans to a bowl with a can of green chiles, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt & lime juice.
Combine the bean mixture and give it a taste. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking – or add some hot sauce if you want some spice.
How to Assemble
When it comes to the tortillas for these tacos, I prefer flour. You could also use corn, just be sure you are using small tortillas. I got mine at Trader Joe’s, but any steet-sized tortillas will do.
Add a couple of tablespoons of filling to each tortilla and gently close them. Repeat until all of the ingredients are used up.
Heat some oil in a skillet over medium heat. No need to add a lot of oil – just enough to coat the bottom of the skillet. Working with a few tacos at a time, add them to the oil and cook until browned on both sides. Remove the tacos from the skillet and place them on a paper towel lined plate.
How to Serve
You can really serve these with any of your favorite taco toppings – shredded lettuce, hot sauce, salsa, guac. But I whipped up some avocado salsa & chipotle mayo to serve these with.
Layer up the tacos with the toppings & sauces and dig in. These vegan tacos are best served right away while still crispy, but they can also be reheated in the air fryer or oven.
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Crispy Refried Bean Tacos
- Combine the beans, chiles, dry seasonings and lime juice in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
- Add a spoonful of the bean filling to each tortilla and fold to close.
- Heat some oil in a skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook the tacos until browned on both sides (about 60-90 seconds per side). Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel lined plate.
- Serve hot with the avocado salsa and chipotle mayo.