Thursday, August 4, 2011

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Tacos

We continue to eat our way through the best sweet corn of the season this week with these soft shell tacos.
Black Bean and Sweet Corn Tacos
We love sweet corn in black bean chili, so it only makes sense we'd like them together in tacos too. These were messy, messy tacos because of the amount of filling, but I loved the way they all worked together with different textures and flavors. Crisp corn meets soft beans and cream sour cream. Spicy peppers and onions play against sweet corn and cherry tomatoes. A big plus was the bulk of the items in these tacos are currently in season and were purchased at the farmers market. Fresh summer eating at its best.

There is really no recipe here, but I'll tell you how much we used of everything and how we prepared them.

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Tacos

3 ears of sweet corn, boiled for 5 minutes and them kernels removed from the cob

3/4 c dry black beans, simmered for 2 - 3 hours until soft. Season with salt and pepper

1 poblano pepper, seeded and sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
1 onion, sliced
Sauté the peppers and onion with about 1/2 tablespoon olive oil until tender

(Note: You could also grill the corn, peppers and onions if you want a little smokier flavor)

Garnishes:
handful of chopped cilantro
sour cream
chopped cherry tomatoes or favorite salsa

8 soft taco shells, heated in the microwave or on a grill.

Makes 8 tacos

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6 comments:

Beth (Jam and Clotted Cream) said...

Great photo - the sweetcorn looks lovely and fresh

Ben said...

Messy tacos are always the best! I love the combo here.

grace said...

more corn--i love it! this is the best yet, as far as i'm concerned. corn and black beans are perfect together!

Lori said...

We're eating our way through some sweet corn as well! These tacos look so great. Good idea!

The Village Woman said...

I love the idea for heating the shells on the grill. Any tips for how to do this?

kat said...

Village Woman - Just throw the tortilla on the grate for a few minutes or a few seconds, depending on how hot your grill is. You'll see it will start to curl up a bit & get a little brown. Flip it & do the other side. Keep an eye on them because they can burn quickly. We do the same thing right on one of the burners of our gas stove.

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