Flexitarian Tacos

These flexitarian tacos are packed with a flavorful blend of ground beef, brown rice, black beans and creamy avocado slices.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup cooked corn
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • These fun beef, bean and Success® Brown Rice tacos are great for a weeknight taco dinner with friends or family!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add ground beef and taco seasoning and sauté for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the beef starts to brown. Stir in the beans, tomato sauce and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through and the beans are heated through. Stir in lime juice and rice.

    Step 3

  • Serve rice filling in warm tortillas topped with cabbage, corn, avocado and cilantro.

    Recipe Tip

    For kid-friendly tacos, adjust the toppings to suit the child’s preferences. Top with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or shredded lettuce, as desired.

What Is Flexitarian?

If you’ve heard of pescatarian and vegetarian, you might be wondering where a flexitarian fits into the equation. The word is a combination of flexible and vegetarian, because this is someone who regularly eats a more plant-based diet, but incorporates meat into their diets occasionally.

These tacos fit perfectly into this category. Made with black beans and lots of vegetables, including corn, cabbage and more, these tacos are mostly veggie-based. We’ve included just 1/2 pound of extra-lean beef to satisfy the meat-eaters in the crowd. Adding hearty Success® Brown Rice and black beans makes for a complete protein and therefore, extra filling tacos that you can add as much, or as little, beef to as you choose.

Learn more about a few myths and facts of plant-based diets here. Then, try out some delicious recipe ideas like a Vegan Brown Rice BBQ Meatloaf loaded with hearty rice, nuts and beans or a Mediterranean Eggplant, Turkey and Rice Casserole.

Taco Tuesday

Spice up your next Taco Tuesday with these filling and fun beef, bean and rice tacos. Top them with all of your favorites, like tomatoes, sliced avocado or guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese! Personalize these tacos for you and your friends or family. For another flexitarian taco dish, try these Cuban Shrimp Rice Tacos.