Black Bean Fajitas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 2, 2010

My camera battery is still dead.

***Note to self: Make this quick, and go find that charger.

We all really enjoyed this.  Even the boys, who mentioned…several times…that their lips were on fire.

{Forgive the iPhone photos}

4 cups cooked black beans ($.50)
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies (free) Used $.50/1 coupon, doubled, when on sale for $.83 cents
1 tsp cumin ($.05)
1/2 tsp salt and pepper, each, to taste
1/4-1/2 cup water
1 12 oz. bag frozen peppers and onions ($1)
1 bag 12 wheat tortillas ($1.29)
1 12 oz. bag frozen corn ($1)


1. Place the black beans, Rotel with juices, cumin, salt and pepper into blender.  Blend until smooth.  Add 1/4-1/2 cup of water if needed to blend.

2. Meanwhile, saute the peppers and onions with some salt and pepper.

3. Warm the tortillas in the microwave with a paper towel covering them.  Place black beans onto the tortilla and top with peppers and onions.

4. Cook the frozen corn as directed on package instructions.

5. Serve Black Bean Fajitas with Corn.

6. LEFTOVER IDEA: There was enough black beans leftover to make for “Black Bean and Cheese” Burritos for Steve’s lunch this week :)

Cost $3.84

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie M. March 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm

The beans are cold? That seems…different. I probably would heat them up first.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 2, 2010 at 8:10 pm

@Katie M.,

They were room temp when I blended them.


Debra March 2, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I am making this…I love black beans! You could just heat the bean mixture in the microwave.


Kathryn March 3, 2010 at 12:25 am

Sounds delicious! I am always on the lookout for meatless meals and this one fits the bill. Thanks for sharing it with us.


Lynne in NC March 3, 2010 at 8:02 am

Erin, Yummo! we’re trying this one. Peace.


Liz March 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Defiantly making this! I recently cooked a ton of black beans and have them in the freezer.


Gina March 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

new to this website. are your beans canned beans or dried and then you cooked them? how? i’m confused. sounds yummy, we love beans, so just wondering…


nina March 7, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Looks pretty tasty ! Putting it on the menu for next week.


Heather Gillean August 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

How would I “freeze” this recipe?


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