Smoky pork & black bean tacos

Smoky pork & black bean tacos

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze mince only
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
592
protein
38g
carbs
45g
fat
29g
saturates
7g
fibre
10g
sugar
12g
salt
1.4g

Ingredients

  • 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 beans, drained
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • soured cream, to serve (optional)

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2012

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stephlikestoeat's picture
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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?

mickburkejnr's picture
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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
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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
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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!

missmummy25's picture
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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
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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
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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
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Forgot to score

kathy535's picture
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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.

maryechappell's picture
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Lovely will be making again soon, 2 each not enough we ate 3!

jenunn's picture
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Have made this twice now. Used mixed beans instead of black beans as could not find them locally. Really tasty, easy to make, and agree with Sam, makes a nice change from beef mince.

1003790's picture

This was really yummy, a nice change from beef mince

kirstienic's picture
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Couldn't get black beans so used black eyed beans instead. Really lovely flavour - will make again.

squongle's picture
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Made this tonight for the family and they all loved it! Was the first time I've used smoked paprika and I think it'd my new favourite ingredient. I did make one slight alteration to the recipe and omitted the BBQ sauce and used a some brown sugar to add some sweetness. I also added Tabasco which was yum :)

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