Fiesta Mexican Soft Tacos

Spice up your mealtime with tacos! Made with authentic ingredients and bursting with flavor, these tacos are a fiesta for your taste buds.

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Fiesta Mexican Soft Tacos

Servings SERVES 4 (2 tacos each)
SERVES 4 (2 tacos each)


  • 1 cup Minute® Brown Rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup thick and chunky style salsa
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • A quick and easy meatless lunch or dinner-time recipe.

    Step 1

  • Mix beans, salsa and green pepper in medium saucepan. Stir in 1 cup water. Bring to boil on medium-high heat.

    Step 2

  • Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Spoon rice mixture evenly onto tortillas; sprinkle with cheese. Fold tortillas in half to serve.


Tacos 101: Hard vs Soft

It’s an age-old question among lovers of Mexican cuisine, should the tacos be hard or soft? The simple answer to this question is that it depends on the recipe. The main difference between hard-shell and soft-shell tacos is that hard-shell tacos are toasted and usually made with corn, hence the crispy finish, while soft-shell tacos are made using flour. If you’re not sure which tacos to make here’s a handy guide to help you:

Soft-shell: Soft-shell tacos are more pliable and therefore tend to be used for Mexican favorites such as burritos and enchiladas. They can also hold more ingredients.

Hard-shell: Although hard-shell tacos don’t hold as much as their soft-shell cousins, they tend to go better with dips like guacamole or cream cheese. 

Now that you have the lowdown on tacos, why not have a go at one of each? This delicious recipe for Shrimp Tostada is a terrific example of the crispy, hard-shell variety. Alternatively, these Quick and Easy Chicken Soft Tacos are a prime example of tender, flavorful soft-shell tacos.

Mexican Food Party

If these taco recipes put you in the mood for more Mexican cuisine, then why not make your next gathering Mexican themed? For a classic and authentic Mexican meal, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for Mexican Rice! On the other hand, if you’re looking to offer your guests something cool and refreshing, this Mexican Cobb Salad is surefire crowd pleaser!

Vegetarian Mexican Recipes

One of the great things about Mexican cuisine is its adaptability. Vegetarians can easily be accommodated, as these recipes for Vegetarian Mexican Meatballs and Mexican Rice and Bean Burrito Bowl demonstrate. 

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