Roasted Corn and Black Bean Soft Tacos

 

Check out our take on a the classic taco – with a delicious roasted corn and black bean filling.   This transformed version is low in fat and very low in sodium, plus it’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals thanks to the many veggies we’ve packed in!  On top of all that, each and every one of these ingredients is available at Sobrino Market at 416 Geneva Avenue.

Download a printable recipe here!

Total Cooking Time: 20 min.

Servings: 20 tacos

Total Ingredient Costs: $19.72

Cost per Serving: $0.98*
*While this meal prices out just about equal to its fast-food counterpart (which usually comes in at around $1), keep in mind that you’ll have leftovers of the three most expensive ingredients: the hot sauce, the lettuce, and the cheese.  You can then use these for future healthy meals!

Ingredients:

  • Soft Corn Tortillas (package of 12, $1.99)
  • Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese (8-oz. package, $3.59)
  • Black Beans (29-oz. can, $1.89)
  • Corn (2 15.25-oz. can, $1.98)
  • 1 Head Lettuce ($2.17)
  • 3 Plum Tomatoes ($0.71)
  • 1 Red Onion ($1.79)
  • 3 cloves garlic ($0.36)
  • Juice of 1 lime ($0.25)
  • 2 Avocados ($2.00)
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray (from pantry)
  • Low-sodium hot sauce – optional (5 oz. bottle, $2.99)

Instructions:

  1. Spray a large skillet very lightly with oil and turn on to medium-high heat. Add corn and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. You are looking to have a little browning, so a mostly dry pan helps.
  2. Once corn has browned somewhat, turn heat down to medium-low and add garlic, onion, tomato, and beans.  Drizzle with lime juice.  Cook, stirring occaisionally, for another 5-8 minutes.
  3. Place each of the following in separate bowls: the filling mixture, avocado, lettuce, and cheese (to be sprinkled sparingly).
  4. Fill tortillas with each component of the dish and enjoy!

Nutrition Comparison:
In addition, check out this side-by-side nutrition comparison:

Fast Food Soft Taco Our Healthier Version  
              

Now, let’s break down this nutrition label.  What does it tell us?  Aside from being significantly lower in calories, our healthy version is also far lower in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol and much, much lower in sodium.  All of this adds up to a meal that’s much healthier for your heart!  Additionally, with all the veggies packed into our tasty taco, you’re getting in a lot more fiber, vitamins, and minerals – especially crucial antioxidants – which help to reduce cancer risk.

All-in-all it’s clear, skip the drive through and hit up your
neighborhood corner store!

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