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Tacos de Frijol y Queso Recipe

Tacos de Frijol y Queso are the epitome of comfort food, offering a warm, hearty blend of beans and cheese wrapped in a soft tortilla. Ideal for vegetarians and cheese lovers alike, these tacos are the perfect go-to for a quick, satisfying meal.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Vegetarians, comfort food enthusiasts, and those looking for a quick and easy taco option.
  • Estimated Duration: Prep time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 10-15 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Approximately 200-250 calories per serving, rich in protein, fiber, and calcium.

About this Recipe

Tacos de Frijol y Queso are a simple yet delicious dish featuring a filling of refried beans and melted cheese.They can be customized with a variety of toppings and salsas, making them a versatile option for any meal of the day.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet for warming beans and melting cheese
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Spatula or spoon


  • Corn tortillas: 12 pieces
  • Refried beans: 2 cups (canned or homemade)
  • Cheese (such as cheddar or Monterey Jack): 1 cup, shredded
  • Optional toppings:
  • Salsa
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Diced onions
  • Jalapeño slices


  1. Warm Beans: In a skillet over medium heat, warm the refried beans until they become easily spreadable.
  2. Melt Cheese: Add the shredded cheese to the skillet, stirring it into the beans until well combined and melted.
  3. Warm Tortillas: In a separate skillet or on a griddle, warm the corn tortillas until they become pliable.
  4. Assemble Tacos: Spoon a generous amount of the bean and cheese mixture onto each warm tortilla.
  5. Add Toppings and Serve: Customize with your choice of optional toppings like salsa, chopped cilantro, diced onions, or jalapeño slices.

Side Dishes

  • Mexican rice
  • Guacamole and tortilla chips
  • Coleslaw or a simple green salad

Storage Options

  • Store leftover bean and cheese mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat gently on the stove before assembling new tacos.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Flour tortillas can be used for a softer texture.
  • Vegan cheese and vegetarian refried beans for a plant-based option.

Alternatives to this Meal

  • Tacos de Guacamole: Tacos featuring a filling of creamy avocado.
  • Tacos de Verduras: Tacos filled with grilled or sautéed vegetables.
  • Tacos de Queso Fundido: Tacos filled with melted cheese and optional add-ins like sautéed mushrooms or chorizo.

A number of taco recipes can be found on this page.


Tacos de Frijol y Queso are a comfort food classic, perfect for those times when you need a quick and satisfying meal. Their simplicity is their strength, offering a canvas for a variety of flavors and textures. Whether you keep them simple or deck them out with all the toppings, these tacos are sure to hit the spot. Happy cooking!