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black bean taco cups topped with guacamole

Vegetarian Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups

The cutest, easy vegetarian plantain & black bean taco cups loaded with delicious flavors from garlic, plantains, jalapeño, and Bush's black beans in a mild chili sauce. The perfect healthy vegetarian appetizer for game day, parties, and feeding a crowd!
Course Appetizer, Snack, Vegetarian
Keyword black bean taco cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 134 kcal
Author Monique of


  • 1 package (8-inch) flour tortillas* (please know you will probably only use 4-6 tortillas)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • 1 slightly underripe plantain, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup BUSH’S® Black Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce, do not drain*
  • 3 ounces manchego cheese, shredded (about ¾ cup)
  • To serve:
  • 1-2 ripe avocados, depending on how much guac you like
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice, from ½ a small lime
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Your favorite hot sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Use a biscuit cutter to out 3 ½-4 inch circles from your tortillas. You can eyeball it too and use a scissors, but you will most likely get 3 tortilla rounds from each tortilla. Place tortilla rounds in each muffin liner.
  3. Add olive oil to a medium pan and place over medium-high heat. Add in minced garlic, diced plantains, and diced jalapeno. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 5-8 minutes until onion is tender. 
  4. Remove from heat and stir in BUSH’S® Chili Beans. Divide the plantain chili bean mixture evenly between tortilla cups. 
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, then remove and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake for 3-5 minutes so that cheese melts.
  6. While taco cups are baking, mash 1 ripe avocado in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and a little fresh lime juice. Mash together until well combined. 
  7. Top each taco cup with your mashed avocado and a sprinkle of cilantro. Add a little hot sauce on top if you’d like! Makes 12 taco cups.

Recipe Notes

If you cannot find the BUSH’S® Black Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce, you can use any of their other chili sauce varieties.

If you can’t find plantains where you live, I suggest replacing it with 3/4 cup corn or cooked and diced sweet potato.

*I have tried these with Siete grain-free almond flour and cashew flour tortillas and they worked wonderfully!

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 taco cup)
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Saturated Fat 1.6g10%
Carbohydrates 17.6g6%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 2.3g3%
Protein 4.4g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.