Tacos with Refried Beans and Cheese
Leslie Davis

Tacos with Refried Beans and Cheese

Looking for an easy, healthy and budget-friendly meal your whole family will love? Try this tasty taco recipe.


Serves 4 (2 Tacos Each)

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (16 ounce) can low-sodium refried beans
  • 8 taco shells
  • ½ small head of lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ cup 2% shredded cheese of choice
  • taco sauce (optional)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Gently rub onion under cold running water. Peel and chop onion.
  3. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. Saute chopped onion in vegetable oil for 3 minutes until softened.
  4. Wipe top of refried beans can with a damp paper towel and open can carefully.
  5. Stir refried beans in with the onions. Heat thoroughly for 5 minutes on medium
  6. Spread refried bean mixture in taco shell
  7. Gently rub lettuce and tomatoes under cold, running water. Chop 1/2 head of lettuce and tomatoes.
  8. Sprinkle tacos with shredded cheese, lettuce, chopped tomatoes and taco sauce, as desired. Enjoy!


  • We like corn tortillas because they have less sodium than flour tortillas. If you’re watching your sodium intake, look for simple swaps like corn tortillas or low-sodium refried beans to reduce your overall intake.
  • Add bell peppers to this recipe to load up on veggies.
  • Looking for an easy way to include your children while preparing this recipe? Have kids tear up lettuce leaves for a colorful taco topping.

Nutrition label for Tacoes with Refried Beans and Cheese

Recipe Source: USDA MyPlate

Posted on May 17, 2022

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