Tacos are an easy and crowd-pleasing celebration food — roasted peppers add sweetness to this zippy and satisfying version. Use small corn tortillas for a “street taco” appetizer-sized version. When bell peppers are in season, be sure to make roast extra to add to soups, stews, casseroles and sandwiches.

By Co+op, stronger together

Total Time: 30 minutes; 15 minutes active

Servings: 6


  • 3 bell peppers, seeded and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into quarters
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Salsa and sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F. On a sheet pan, toss the pepper strips with 2 tablespoons olive oil and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through, until peppers are tender and turning black on the edges. Remove from the oven.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions and garlic for a few minutes until soft. Add the spices, tomato paste, broth and beans and stir well; simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. To assemble the tacos, spoon some of the bean mixture and roasted peppers onto a tortilla, and sprinkle with cilantro and freshly squeezed lime juice. Top with sour cream or salsa, if desired.

Nutritional Information

340 calories, 13 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 11 g protein