Green Chile Beef Tacos with black beans and corn are a one-pan meal perfect for a Game Day party or a weeknight dinner. These tacos come together in minutes in your nonstick skillet.
Crispy green chile and beef tacos in crispy shells save me the step of pulling out extra tortilla chips! That extra crunch of the shell makes every bite satisfying. And I certainly love that these crispy shells hold all the tasty toppings I can imagine.
These tacos are a fast and crowd-pleasing recipe for a game day party. Make a platter and let the football fans top their own.
I love a good taco, so I was happy to add to my collection of go-to taco recipes with this one. They usually come together pretty fast, and make for an easy dinner.
Try my Corn Chorizo Tacos, Low-Fat Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos, or my Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa.
Making one pan tacos:
These Green Chile Beef tacos take just minutes to put together when I cook them in my nonstick, covered Circulon skillet. It's large, at 12 inches, so it is perfect for browning my ground beef. The beef cooks evenly and quickly because of the generous surface area.
I often cook ground beef, chicken or turkey in a nonstick, high-sided skillet. I like that I can break it up and get it cooking in no time, rather than stirring piles of it in a smaller skillet. High-sided skillets are great because I’ll end up tossing in my other ingredients, and the tall sides hold all the deliciousness. A regular skillet also works, I just end up with piles of my food sliding off the sloped sides onto my stovetop!
You should cook in nonstick cookware:
The fastest way to put these beef tacos together is to use my Circulon Ultimum Cookware. It’s their latest line in this forged, PFOA-free nonstick cookware collection. Mine is in the Nutmeg color, but these pans also come in black.
I am super picky about my non-stick cookware and always look for PFOA-free. The Circulon pans are also metal utensil safe. A huge deal for me because I don’t have to reach for my wood or plastic spatulas, I can use any tool that’s handy.
Cooking with Ultimum nonstick means nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan and all the caramelized bits stay right on each piece of food.
I can also use less oil when cooking with nonstick for the same reason. The raised circles on Circulon in particular, allow food to release from the bottom of the pan much easier than a flat, smooth surface.
Toppings are a tasty part of these Beef Tacos! I like to have two or three fun toppings on hand when I serve tacos. Here's a list of some taco topping options:
- Chopped cilantro
- Shredded lettuce
- Diced avocado or guacamole
- Sour cream
- Shredded cheese
- Diced tomatoes
- Pickled red onions
- Hot sauce
- Sliced black olives
This taco filling is also great for taco salad. Simply swap the crunchy shells for chips and friends can make their own plate.
Green Chile Beef Tacos with Black Beans
- 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 4 oz cans green chiles
- 1 cup canned black beans
- 1 cup frozen corn thawed
- 16 crispy taco shells
- Lettuce, cheese, tomatoes
- Sour cream, avocado, cilantro
- In a large 12-inch Circulon skillet over medium-high heat cook ground beef, onions and garlic until beef is cooked through, breaking up into small pieces with a spatula, about 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl stir together the oregano, chili powder, cumin, coriander and cornstarch. Add to the beef and stir to coat. Add the green chiles and cover the pan to cook about 2 minutes until any juices have thickened. Stir in black beans and corn.
- Serve in taco shells with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, cilantro and pickled onions if desired. Meat mixture can be made ahead and/or stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Kathleen Sheets Cregg says
This recipe is so perfect! My husband and I bring food to work and are always meal prepping. We're on the hunt for new recipes so we'll add this into the mix! Can't wait to try it!
These tacos look amazing. My family has them at least once a week so I'll have to use this recipe next time.
Danielle Wolter says
I love using circulon cookware. I have a saucepan and it's i so awesome to use. Plus, i think they sell it at costco which is a plus. Anyways, these tacos sound incredible - the flavors are all so great together!
Okay first off these are so instagram worthy! Second I need to try these tacos they look amazing!
I have not met a taco I did not devour. These sound delicious. I know my family would love these next Mexican night.
Nadalie Bardo says
Nothing beats Taco Tuesdays (or any day for that matter)! I'm always looking for new ways to make Tacos, so giving your recipe a try. I was literally just saying how it's been too long since I've had tacos.
Kacie Morgan says
I love tacos and I'm a big fan of spicy foods - the fierier the better - so I think I'd fall in love with these tacos.
Jeannette (Jay Joy) says
One-pan meals are perfect, especially Mexican. Half of my family can't have corn, but I will just make two pans. It till saves me so much time in my busy schedule.
I always have so many of those cans of green chilies around (I can't help but pick them up at the store) and these tacos sound like a delicious way to put some of them to use!
Tacos look incredible! I love tacos. I think it will also tastes good with chicken. Will try sometime☺
My eldest daughter loves beef tacos. She'll definitely love these.
Stine Mari says
Ground beef, black beans and corn is such a magical taco combination! This looks fantastic, just what I want now (and it's 9 AM...) Thanks for the recipe!
Kikay Traveller says
Wooooow! so yummy. Another food to try 🙂 but one thing I loved about Green Chile Beef Tacos with Black Beans is for being healthy. It suits to a breasfeeding Mommah like me <3
I’m always down for a good taco recipe. I’ll have to add this to my Super Bowl menu. Thanks for sharing!
Jacqueline Debono says
Your green chili beef tacos look fabulous. I love the look and sound of that skillet too! Sadly I live in Italy so can't enter the giveaway!
Cheese Curd In Paradise says
I love the chilies, corn, and beans added to the meat. I love the texture of the mixture in my tacos, and I love the flavor it adds. Thank you for the inspiration!
Crispy green chile and beef tacos are all I need for a good party or a quality dinner at home. Everyone loves them and I do, too! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Kelly Anthony says
These green chile beef tacos are going to make the perfect weeknight meal that my entire family will enjoy. I LOVE that I only need to use one pan and it is done quickly.
Krista Price says
No way I can wait until Taco Tuesday to make these! Taco Monday is totally happening! Holy moly, this recipe looks great!
Stephanie Simmons says
I love tacos of all kind and these are no exception! Love that it only takes one pan too!
The tacos looks incredible and perfect way to enjoy game day...This will be a great crowd pleaser...I also love Circulon products..I have been eyeing on them for long
They are totally incredible! And yes cook up so easily in the Circulon pan.
Mary Bench says
These are the BEST tacos! I love them!