Dawn's Mexican Fiesta Tacos

Dawn's Mexican Fiesta Tacos

Serves 4




1 lb organic, grass fed ground beef

1 1/2 onions, chopped

1 ear fresh corn, kernels removed

1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 lime, juiced

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


Spice Blend

2 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

Coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper


Shells and Toppings

1 pkg corn taco shells

4 ounces 2% shredded Mexican cheese blend

4 cups lettuce, sliced thinly

4-8 Tbsp corn and black bean salsa

4-8 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream




1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the onion and corn, cook until soft, about 5 minutes. 


2. Add the ground beef and spice mixture.  In the pan, crumble meat and mix with spices and onion mixture.  Cook until browned, about 7 minutes or so.  Drain fat.


3.  Add black beans to pan and gently stir into beef mixture.  Taste and adjust spices as necessary.


4.  On each of 4 plates layer 2 taco shells, 1/8 beef mixture in each (eyeball it) and any of the toppings each person desires; salsa, cheese, lettuce, sour cream.


**Note:  A premade seasoning mix can be used; however, check the ingredient list to see what is in it. We were going to try and give some of this to our daughter and the premade mix had milk in it!  Also, change up the toppings any way you like.  Next time I might try some avocado and jalapeno.