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Black Bean, Rice and Queso Mini Tacos

black bean, rice and queso mini tacos Dinner Southwestern
Black Bean, Rice and Queso Mini Tacos
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

Kids will love these filled mini tacos, which are packed with cilantro-lime rice, black beans, cheese and drizzled with Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso sauce. Easy to assemble and great for on-the-go, busy families. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 16, 2020

Ingredients

Rice

1/2
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
cup water
1
tablespoon butter
1
tablespoon lime juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Mini Tacos

1
package (12 count) Old El Paso™ Mini Soft Tortilla Bowls
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
1
cup Old El Paso™ ™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
1/2
cup pico de gallo
1/3
cup Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    In 1 to 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat white rice and water to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; stir in butter, lime juice and cilantro. Cover and set aside.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 375°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, place tortilla bowls.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix beans and green chiles. Divide rice mixture evenly among tortilla bowls; top each with 2 teaspoons of the cheese. Divide bean mixture evenly among tortilla bowls; top each with remaining cheese.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted. Top with pico de gallo and sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Salsa may be substituted for the pico de gallo in this recipe.
  • Precooked rice is available for purchase in the frozen section of the grocery store and is a convenient alternative to the cooked rice in this recipe. You may also use 1 1/2 cups leftover cooked rice, heated in microwave.
  • Variation: Try Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde sauce as an alternative to the creamy queso sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5g
23%
Sugars
2g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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