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  • Writer's pictureKomal Soni

Refried Bean & Cheese Tacos

Updated: Jan 13

๐Ÿ’› Ingredients ๐Ÿ’›

  • 6 taco shells

  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese

  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

  • Guacamole

  • Grilled salsa

  • Sour cream

For refried beans:

  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped

  • 1/2 cup red capsicum, chopped

  • 1/2 cup green capsicum, chopped

  • 1/4 cup coriander, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder

  • Pinch of pepper powder

  • Salt if needed

  • 1/2 cup water (or as needed)

๐Ÿ’š Instructions ๐Ÿ’š

For refried beans:

  • In a pot, heat oil.

  • Once the oil is hot, add tomatoes and both the capsicum and cook until they are soft.

  • Add the taco seasoning, chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, coriander, and mix.

  • Now add the beans to it and combine well and smash it with the help of potato smashed.

  • Add water as needed and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Add salt if needed and adjust any seasonings. Keep it aside.


  • Preheat the oven.

  • Place tacos shells in an oven tray.

  • Spoon a good amount of refried beans into each taco shell.

  • Sprinkle some taco seasoning over it.

  • Top it with both the cheese.

  • Bake tacos until cheese is nicely melted.

  • Remove from the oven and top them with guacamole, grilled salsa, and sour cream.

  • Serve while warm!


  • You can use readymade canned refried beans instead of pinto beans.

  • You can mix pinto beans and black beans too.

  • Add any veggies of your choice.

  • You can also top your tacos with lettuce, tomatoes or any of your favorite sauce.

  • You can use taco stands to place your taco shells when in oven.

  • Or you can place some crumpled foil to the bottom of your baking dish and then press the shells into the foil. Itโ€™ll give them support to keep them in place as they bake!

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