Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Spicy Beef and Bean Tacos with Cucumber Lime Salsa {Vegetarian}

Day 187.

Mmm...Cucumber Lime Salsa. Win! This recipe just sounded so fantastic. Plus, I had some queso blanco that I needed to use up instead of gobbling down by the fistful. So, tacos it is! I love the chunky vegetable salsas and this sounds like a delicious recipe. Kalyn has a great taco seasoning, too, but we're partial to our own, so I subbed that in.

Spicy Beef and Bean Tacos with Cucumber Lime Salsa
Adapted from Spicy Beef and Bean Tacos with Cucumber, Lime and Tomato Salsa.
  • 2 cups Lentil and Rice Hamburger Meat ground beef substitute
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon green salsa
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup queso blanco or Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 8 small tortillas (I used white corn)
If your "ground beef" is already divided into quart freezer bags, put the olive oil and taco seasoning in the bag and squish it around to season. Layer warmed "beef" and black beans on tortillas. Combine remaining ingredients, except cheese, into a salsa. Layer the salsa on next and top with cheese.

The Results
My husband actually is the huge cucumber fan around here, so I made these with him in mind. The kids poo-pooed them for some unbeknownst reason. They like everything in it, except maybe the cilantro is a little strong for them. My husband and I both liked it.

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  1. sounds great but I am like your kids and may cut back on the cilantro as I am not always a fan of it come see me at

  2. Yeah, too much cilantro can really overpower anything and I think everyone's definition of "too much" varies. It's funny how quickly kids' tastes change. Bug used to eat salsa (with cilantro) with a spoon like it was soup. Now she says "don't like it." heh.

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  4. I love the sound of the cucumber lime salsa, and those tacos look so good. What a great vegetarian twist on a meaty favourite! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with Let's Do Brunch.

  5. Cucumber Lime Salsa sound so yummy and refreshing.

    This is my kind of Tacos.

    Thank you for sharing it @ Foodie Wednesday.