Smoky pork & black bean tacos

Smoky pork & black bean tacos

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Mexican pork chilli with a smoky barbecued flavour, served in crispy tortilla shells with ripe avocado

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze mince only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal592
  • fat29g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre10g
  • protein38g
  • salt1.4g
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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp each smoked paprika and ground cumin
  • 500g pack lean pork mince
  • 300ml passata
  • 5 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 400g can black bean, drained
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced



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  • ½ iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • soured cream, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and cook for 5 mins until softened. Sprinkle over the spices and cook for 1 min more. Add the mince, breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon, and stir until cooked through.

  2. Stir the passata and barbecue sauce into the pan along with 4 tbsp water. Increase the heat and allow the sauce to bubble and reduce until it clings to the meat. Add the beans, season and cook for a further 2 mins, then stir in the coriander. Heat the tacos following pack instructions.

  3. Use the pork and bean mix to fill the tacos, top with slices of avocado, shredded iceberg lettuce and a dollop of soured cream, if you like.

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Comments (28)

Ajshelton16's picture

Quick and easy dish to make enjoyed by all the family including my 10 yr old fussy eater
Didn't have any black beans so used red kidney beans and served with grated cheese, sour cream and salsa.

little_lady's picture

Nice and simple recipe that doesn't require too much preparation for a quick midweek meal. I often use beef instead of pork, as it's cheaper, and also kidney beans instead of black beans, as they don't have these in my local supermarket. I often add a small tin of lentils too to bulk it out and up the fibre intake. These are great as tacos, but such a vesatible recipie that it also tastes great with nachos and guacamole, or even in pitta bread with salad.

dotty69's picture

These were delicious and the kids loved them. So much better than shop bought 'taco kit'. Didnt bother with avocado and served with crispy lettuce and soured cream. Will definitely make again....

SebastiánG's picture

I'm a student who never cooks and is finally starting to make an effort. This was actually pretty easy to make for a beginner like myself and it tasted so good, it definitely beats my mums cooking back at home, I gave some to my flatmate who always really enjoyed them..
I added two beef stock cubes with the mix which really helped as well.

stephlikestoeat's picture

Big fan of this recipe! Used 450g of pork mince, and this was enough to feed me and two 'worker' lads. Was enough to fill around 10 tacos. So simple and so tasty! Top marks.

peagirl989's picture

Would this work with beef mince?

woodie1234's picture

Yes it would

mickburkejnr's picture

Cooked this last night with Lamb mince (Tesco didn't have any Pork) and it tastes superb. I made more than we could eat last night so we're using them in Fajita's as well. It really is a great all rounder of a recipe!

mrsskellers's picture

The whole family loved this, including my fussy four year old, so I will definitely make it again. I didn't have any black beans so I used canellini beans, as that was all i had in the cupboard, and they were fine. I served it with rice on the side and everbody had seconds!

kittens77's picture

Delicious. Made this for a dinner party on NYE with some chicken fajitas too, it was great - really sociable as people served themselves and "built" the taco's how they liked them. It was dead easy to make and I got lots of lovely compliments. Will definitely be making it again!

redlipstick's picture

Fantastic recipe that's become a popular mid-week meal for my family. I'm not a big fan of BBQ sauce so I use 3-4 tbsp. I use kidney beans instead of black beans and omit the coriander (hate it!) Still tastes lovely.

rattyboombatty's picture

Easy and delicious

jaaser's picture

I made this using a piece of pork shoulder which I had steamed in apple cider in a claypot, chopped it up and added it to the sauce with black beans and corn kernels. I put it in large whole wheat tortillas and gratinated it with cheese, served with Greek yoghurt, avocado and hot salsa. Nice!

traciekan's picture

edel i used levi roots one

traciekan's picture

i made these with turkey mince and rolled them in tortillas delicious

babsfazekas's picture

Loved the barbecue pork twist on this. Makes quite a lot, which is a good thing as two tacos each isn't very generous, we had twice as many and there was still plenty of the sauce to go round. Served it with a Mexican rice salad from this site.

edelnig's picture

Any suggestions as to the best bbq sauce to use here? Or an alternative to a bought sauce?

kathy535's picture

Forgot to score

kathy535's picture

This was a nice, very easy mid week dish. Or, a good weekend dish when you've had a few drinks and can laugh at each other eating the messy tacos.


Questions (2)

peagirl989's picture

Would this work with beef mince?

Chris Hall's picture

I don't see why not. I made this with Quorn mince as one or the dishes to feed 25 as some were vegetarian, it came out really well and the meat eaters didn't notice (the wine helped with that I think)

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