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Hard-shell Slapdash Tacos

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

Prep: 15 min | Cooking: 15 min | Total: 30 min


  • Onions, chopped (2/3 cup)

  • Green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)

  • Ground beef (1 lb)

  • Chili powder (2 tsp)

  • Red pepper (1 tsp)

  • Cayenne (1 tsp)

  • Cumin (1 tsp)

  • Black beans (one 15-oz can)

  • Salt (1 tsp for beef, 1 tsp for beans)

  • Salsa (1 cup)

  • Hard taco shells

  • Sour cream (1 spoonful each, optional)

  • Cheddar cheese, grated


  1. In a lightly oiled skillet, fry onions and pepper on high for about 3 minutes. Add ground beef and cut it up a bit with a spatula. Sprinkle salt, chili powder, red pepper, cayenne, and cumin over the beef, then continuously stir and cut up beef on medium-high heat until all pink is gone.

  2. Drain black beans only somewhat. Pour beans and salt into a small saucepan on medium heat. As they heat, mash the beans around with a fork or potato masher. Do not completely mash.

  3. Stir salsa in with the beef and vegetable mixture.

  4. Dish desired amount meat and vegetable mix into a hard taco shell, then bean mixture, sour cream, and top with cheese. Repeat for remaining taco shells. Serve immediately.

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