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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 AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 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.