black bean fajitas

35 min

Black Bean Fajitas

This classic tex-mex recipe is inspired by 'refried black beans', a traditional staple of the Mexican kitchen. Yes, it seems like a lot of beans but it forms into a paste and is just right for 8 big wraps. Two more tips: don't be afraid to use lots of coriander in the Guacamole and when in doubt, add more lime juice!

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4 servings

800 g

Tortilla wraps (whole wheat)
Canned black beans
Red bell peppers

250 g
4 tea sp
4 tea sp
2 tea sp
2 cloves
15 g

Creme fraiche (or oat fraiche)
Smoked paprika powder
Chilli flakes
Red onion
Fresh coriander


10 min

  1. Dice onion and mince garlic
  2. Cut tomatoes into cubes
  3. Cut red bell peppers into short strips
  4. Cut avocados into cubes


25 min

Key to success: Crush at least half of the beans and let it simmer on high enough heat so the water evaporates. This creates a thick paste with a richer flavour. If you want more information, search for 'refried black beans'.

pan 1b

Sauté onion

medium heat ~4 min

Add bell pepper, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika powder and chilli flakes

medium heat ~2 min

Add black beans (including the liquid of the can) and half of the tomatoes

season with salt and pepper, bring to a boil and keep at medium heat so that water keeps boiling off and a paste is formed. With the back of a spoon, crush half of the beans ~20 min

Make Guacamole: add avocados and remaining tomatoes in a bowl

mash with a fork until it has the right structure, season with salt and pepper, and squeeze lime ~10 min

Spread creme fraiche (or oat fraiche) over the wraps, add black bean mix, guacamole and fresh coriander.

Don't forget to add more lime juice 🙂

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  1. on November 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    This looks delicious Frank. I always have a can of black beans in the pantry. Mexican food is so tasty.

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