Vegan Soft Tacos with Refried Beans and Corn

Vegan soft tacos with refried beans and corn

This combination of refried beans, corn, and vegan cheddar cheese in a soft tacos makes for a sensuous experience, meant to be eaten with knife and fork rather than picked up as you would crisp tacos. Serve with baked sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries and a big salad for an easy meal. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Serves: 4 to 6 (1 1/2 to 2 soft tacos per serving)

  • 8 soft taco-size (8- to 10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small hot green chili pepper (like jalapeño), seeded and minced, optional
  • 15- to 16-ounce can spicy fat-free refried beans
  • 1 cup grated vegan cheddar-style cheese
  • Salsa (homemade or purchased) for topping
  • Vegan sour cream (homemade or purchased) for topping, optional

Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil and warm in a 350-degree F oven or toaster oven.

Combine the water and bell pepper strips in a large saucepan and cook, covered, for 2 minutes, Add the corn kernels, scallions, and refried beans. Heat gently until everything is well heated through.

Spread some of the filling on one half of each tortilla, then sprinkle with a small amount of cheese. Fold over and arrange on individual plates. Top with salsa and the optional yogurt. Eat at once with knife and fork.

Vegan soft tacos with refried beans and corn recipe

 

Nutritional Information: 367 calories; 15g fat; 1,032mg sodium; 80mg potassium; 50g carbs; 4.4g dietary fiber; 3g sugar; 7.5g protein

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2 comments on “Vegan Soft Tacos with Refried Beans and Corn

  1. Jo Ella Wright

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