Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baked Soft Tacos

There are days when my daughter feels like playing chef in front of her friends when she have them over. She will then pester me till I allow her to do something. As she is only 9, I am not that comfortable with her doing the real cooking ,so I let her help me put this together. I will make the filling before her friends come and when they are almost ready to have lunch Aishwarya gets to don her apron and little chef's hat and fill this tacos, roll them up and sprinkle the cheese and I help her with the baking. She gets the satisfaction of being the chef and her friends that of having a nice meal; and I get the satisfaction of seeing her happy. Those of you who have little girls and boys who like to play pretend chefs can try this out. This is so easy for even a 2 year old to help with. So go ahead and try this with your little one and enjoy a wonderful meal with the added satisfaction of involving your little ones in the cooking.

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 (6 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
In a nonstick skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Spoon about 1/2 cup off center on each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Make a roll to close. (Do not fold ends in.) Lay rolled tacos, seam side down, in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish. When all tacos are in dish, spread remaining shredded cheese on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until tops are turning golden and filling is hot and bubbly. Serve hot with sour cream, shredded lettuce,avocado and diced tomatoes.

Sending this over to "Cooking with your Little Sous-chef "Event at Sugar 'N Spice.



  1. Mmm...It looks very groovy! Love the cheese toppings as well!

  2. Hey, I have the same baking dish with me. I am so tempted to take a bite with all the cheese in it!

  3. That looks really good, Vidhya!

  4. looks amazing! Can we substitute tortillas with any Indian flat breads such as chapati? Is the taste similar?

  5. Slurp,mouthwatering here...fantastic !!!!

  6. Looks absolutely delicious and thanks for the recipe

  7. I am seriously craving for some Mexican now... I wish someone serves it to me right now!!:D
    Looks tempting..

    US Masala

  8. wow delicious and looks yummy :)

  9. Vidya, the tacos are looking absolutely yummmmm. I just love to have it anytime, urs are looking great....cheers !

  10. Yumm.. Lovely mexican recipe!!!


  11. wow looks so yummy and very inviting !! Loved it !!

  12. Tacos look simply mouthwatering. Excellent preparation. I can travel several miles just to have one piece.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. Superb vidhya....such a yummy recipe dear...

  14. Superb!!! Looks droolworthy :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. Baked tacos looks perfect and delicious..and kudos to little chef to help mommy around..good job guys!

  16. Wow delicious tacos..Just fantastic.

  17. wow...baked tacos...I loved it absolutely....I would love to share an award galore with u...plz visit my space and accept it !

  18. Looks so yummy, love the filling you've used...

  19. vidhya, the tacos look groovy and it is such a pleasure when kids are part of the cooking- makes it more fun inspite of the happy mess !


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