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Chipotle White Bean Tacos


Growing up, the liberal arts school in my hometown would maintain a global celebration yearly. It was, by far, considered one of my favourite issues to attend. The school had a large scholar inhabitants from totally different nations and this occasion allowed all these college students to showcase gadgets and meals from their cultures. When you’re in a rural midwestern city, it may be an eyeopening (and scrumptious) expertise.

These tacos are based mostly on a hazy reminiscence of scrumptious, spicy tacos. I wasn’t the largest fan of tacos again then (surprising, I do know), however these nonetheless tacos nonetheless maintain. After a little bit of analysis, I discovered the tacos had been most probably a variation on the classic chicken tinga taco which has a base of a spicy chipotle tomato sauce. These white bean tacos are my riff on tinga tacos utilizing canned tomatoes for ease of use.

Chipotle White Bean Tacos | Naturally Ella


Spicy white bean tacos that makes use of a straightforward chipotle tomato sauce to heat the white beans- simply vegan when the cheese is not noted!


Main Course

Servings: 2 servings

Calories: 504 kcal

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1
    white onion
  • 2
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 1
    15 oz
    can stewed tomatoes
  • 2
    chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1
    Mexican oregano
    see notice
  • ¼


  • 2
    cooked Great northern beans
    drained and rinsed if utilizing canned
  • four to six
    corn tortillas
  • Cilantro
    for serving
  • Cotija or feta cheese
    for serving
  • Minced purple onion
    for serving
  1. Thinly slice onions and garlic. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and add the onion. Saute for four to six minutes, till translucent and aromatic. Add the garlic and prepare dinner for one more couple of minutes, till garlic is browning. Transfer half the onion combination to a meals processor and add the stewed tomatoes, chipotles, oregano, and salt. Puree till principally clean.

  2. Add the beans to the pan with the remaining onions. Saute over medium warmth for a minute or two, simply to heat the beans. Stir within the chipotle sauce and proceed to prepare dinner till the sauce thickens barely, four to five minutes.

  3. Warm the corn tortillas and assemble with a pair spoonfuls of the bean combination, recent cilantro, cheese, and minced purple onion.

Tips & Tricks: Can’t discover Mexican oregano? Italian oregano will work.

The bean mixtures makes a bit of extra filling than wanted for four tacos. You might simply serve one (if not two) extra individuals relying on sides. The leftover beans additionally make for wonderful bean bowls the following day.

I like to purchase a can of chipotles in adobo sauce and divide the chipotles into ice dice trays to freeze. Once frozen, switch to a freezer-safe container and pull out the quantity of peppers as wanted!

Stock up: get the pantry components you’ll need: chipotles, white beans, tomatoes

Nutrition: see the information.

White Bean Tacos


The most necessary element of those tacos is the spicy tomato sauce. If you make that, you’ll be able to actually play with the filling of those tacos. I just like the white beans as a result of they soak within the taste however have much less texture than a few of the different choices. A couple of methods you’ll be able to swap on this recipe:

Vegetables: Add your favourite grilled or roasted greens to the tacos. These white bean tacos additionally work effectively with recent avocado on high!

Legumes: Swap out white beans for black beans or inexperienced/brown lentils. I additionally like to make use of sprouted legumes on this recipe.

Non-spicy: These tacos are pretty spicy. If you’re not a fan of spice, drop the chipotles from the sauce and add a teaspoon or two of smoked paprika.

Usage variations

Quesadilla: Spread leftover beans in a quesadilla or add on high of a tostada.

Grain Bowl: use leftover white beans on high of brown rice, quinoa, or your favourite grain for a straightforward lunch bowl.

Chipotle White Bean Tacos with Cotija Cheese | Naturally Ella

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