Crispy Vegan Potato Tacos with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce
These Crispy Vegan Potato Tacos with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce are filled with beans, crispy potatoes, crunchy lettuce and the best sauce.
What’s better than tacos?
Tacos filled with crispy potatoes and topped off with the most delicious green sauce.
Last week I shared the recipe for the Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce and now you have another reason to make it. Not that you needed another reason – because once you try it, you will want to put it on everything.
To speed up the cooking process, I boiled the potatoes before getting them nice and crispy on the stovetop. Now, the key to getting them crispy is to not mess with them while they’re in the pan. Give them a solid 5-7 minutes of browning time before flipping.
Believe me when I say, you won’t regret waiting for them to crisp up. That crunchy skin is freaking delicious.
Once your potatoes are ready to go, load up your tortillas with beans, lettuce, avocado and potatoes. Drizzle (or drench) them with the Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce and start feasting.
Crispy Vegan Potato Tacos with Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce
- 1 lb potatoes chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning
- 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 15 oz can refried beans
- 8 taco-sized flour tortillas
- 2 cups lettuce chopped
- 2 avocados diced
- Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce*
- cilantro, limes for serving
- Add the chopped potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and cook potatoes until fork tender (approximately 15-20 minutes). Drain the potatoes.
- Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, potatoes and taco seasoning to the pan and toss to combine. Press the potatoes down into the pan and turn heat to medium.** Allow potatoes to cook for 5-7 minutes without touching them. Lift a corner of the potatoes with a spatula – if crispy, flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- While the potatoes are cooking add the black beans and refried beans to a pan over medium heat. Stir to combine. Once heated through, turn heat to low.
- Prepare the Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce according to the instructions and set aside.
- Wrap the tortillas in a paper towel and heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- To assemble, add a layer of beans to each tortilla followed by potatoes, lettuce, avocado and Jalapeño Cilantro Sauce. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges.
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I made as written and added pineapples, avocado, and red onions for topping. Pineapple goes surprisingly well with this!!
Stupid comment.…do I heat the beams in a separate pan or the same as the potatoes?
Hi Nisha – you’ll want to heat them in a separate pan 🤗
These are absolutely amazing. We have made them a regular meal. Thank you for such a great recipe, and so easy.
I used sweet potatoes and it was a good substitution! Loved it!
Sounds like a great swap!!!
These tacos are incredible! I’ve made them a ton, and I love having leftover sauce to put on everything. I’ll be real here, I am too lazy to clean a pot and a pan for the potatoes, so I always either roast them or put them in the air fryer and they turn out great!
Sounds like a good plan to me – the less dishes the better 🎉
I tried this recipe, it’s definitely a keeper, after reading reviews I made a few adjustments. I boiled my potatoes for approximately 10 min, just to soften slightly. I drained and put in the fridge to cool, then I seasoned and proceeded with the instructions. They came out perfect. I will definitely make again!
So glad you liked them!
Just made these for dinner, absolutely delicious! Already looking foward to leftovers tomorrow 😊
Yay! Leftovers are the best. So glad you liked them!
These were absolutely delicious. We devoured them.
Delicious! The sauce was INCREDIBLE! Will be making again and again.
Yay! So glad you liked it!
These were a hit in my house, we used sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes.. was really yummy and the sauce was Devine.
Yum – that sounds like a tasty swap! So glad you liked them!
I have been seeing this recipe on Pinterest for a while and finally decided to make it for my family. It’s delicious! Who would thought that potatoes would be so good in tacos? I’ll be making this again!
Yay! So glad you liked it. The lesson here is that potatoes are good in anything 😂
Fantastic! My vegetarian wife maybe it into a pita wrap! 😉
Yum! Love a pita wrap!
JUST A HEAD UP!!! MOST REFIRED BEANS IN CANS HAVE BACON LARD! so when you get your ingredients for this recipe make sure you pick up vegetarian or vegan refired beans or just make them yourself!! Hope this comment helps, im a recent vegan and i was reading ingredients for refried beans and i had to pass my knowledge down so people dont just go out buying regular refired beans.
Love these tacos! Like mentioned by others here, I did my potatoes in the air fryer and added them in with the sautéed peppers later. So colorful and full of great textures and color. Thanks for sharing!
I was trying to find out what brand tortillas you use or do you make them yourself?
Hi Jenny. I usually buy any tortillas from the Mission brand – they are all vegan, and they are available everywhere. But any small flour tortillas will do. You could also use corn if you like those better!
Instead of lettuce do you think shredded cabbage would work just as well
Do you buy a specific product/brand of taco seasoning or do you make your own for this recipe? If so, can you state what it is or how its made? Looking forward to preparing your recipe. Thank you.
Hi Maribel – I always buy mine pre-made. I really like the one from Trader Joe’s because there are no additives. You could always do a quick google search for a homemade version if you’d rather make it from scratch 🙂
What is the nutritional facts for these tacos??
What is the nutritional facts of these tacos?
What are the nutritional fact of these tacos??
I have made this twice now and neither time the did the potatoes crisps on medium heat… the second time they burnt but didn’t crisp (how is that even possible) and they came out pretty bland. I’m not sure I would make these again.
Sorry this didn’t turn out! Stove’s are not created equal – it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the potatoes while crisping and adjust the heat as needed. 🙂
Note from a chef: after boiling the potatoes drain them and then put them back into the hot pan to dry or on a sheet tray in the fridge to dry for a bit. Your potatoes didn’t crisp because they were too wet.
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This was really yummy! I actually put the boiled potatoes in my air fryer for Less fat. The cilantro jalepeno lime dressing really makes these tacos stand out. We loved them!
Hello! I’m excited to make these burn unsure of what to do with the potatoes. Do I boil them whole then cut them up into squares before I fry them? Thanks!
Great idea with air fryer! I’m going to try it tonight!
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What kind of potatoes did you use?
I think I used russet, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Rene. Skin on or off the potato? Thx
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I’m a little confused on what I’m suppose to do with the potatoes once I’ve boiled them. When I put them in the pan with the bell pepper, am I suppose to smash them slightly?
Yep – just gently push them down into the pan so they continue cooking and get nice and crispy.
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Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?
You can definitely eat these over a couple days. I would just keep everything separate and then build your tacos as you eat them. The potatoes are definitely going to be crispier the first day, but they will still taste good reheated.
Made these tonight with only a few alterations and they were bomb. While potatoes were boiling, I sautéed a red and green bell pepper in some evoo and a teaspoon of the taco seasoning then set aside. After the potatoes boiled, I pat dry. Then I cooked the potatoes and the rest of the seasoning in a pan alone so they had dry room to crisp up. I let them sit for at least 5-7 min as the recipe says then flip and do the same. I didn’t add extra black beans to the refried black bean mixture. I also pan heated my tortillas for a little texture and smoky flavor. Lastly, I only used half vegan mayo in the sauce to make it a little looser. Refri black beans, potatoes, peppers, some fresh onion and japs, cilantro, tomato, and cilantro jalapeño sauce..i WILL make these again!
Yum! Those all sound like great additions and swaps. So glad you liked it!
This looks so good! Do you use this sauce/dressing for any other recipes?
Yes! Here are a couple more recipe ideas to use it with – but you can really put it on anything:
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So good! I added half an avocado to the sauce and it was perfect.
These were absolutely DELICIOUS! Absolutely no cheese (my kryptonite on potato tacos) necessary with that phenomenal sauce! Flavors and textures were spot on. I followed the recipe to a T EXCEPT I used corn tortillas. Highly recommend for vegans and carnivores alike.
So glad you liked them – and yes, sauce is always important 🙂
These are so good! So fresh and tasty. Flavor packed a must try for anyone who loves tacos. Even my 8 year old who lives off macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets had two of these tacos! This is definitely going to become a go to in my recipe arsenal. Thank you for sharing!!
Ummmm…you’re 8 year old is amazing – there’s no way I would have given up mac & cheese when I was that age. lol. But I am so glad this was a hit with the whole family. Always a win when you only have to cook one meal 🙂
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Do you add the black & refried beans to same pan as potatoes? Or are you using a seperate pan?
No, they get their own pan 🙂
Can I use red potatoes?
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Are you supposed to peel the potatoes first? It doesn’t say, but i saw something about crunchy skin?
Nope – I will always list it if you need to do something like peeling potatoes first. If not, just leave them as they are 🙂
I love anything with potatoes and these were SO GOOD!! Great combination of flavors. The jalapeño cilantro sauce was perfect on them but not spicy (I only used one jalapeño without the seeds) which I liked. Followed the recipe exactly and was not disappointed. Leftovers were awesome too. Will definitely make these again.
One of my faves too! So glad you liked it!