It's hard to beat the standard American taco -- ground beef flavored with a packet of taco seasoning piled with toppings into a crispy, store-bought shell. But with a little extra effort, you can create more gourmet tacos that are appropriate even for a special occasion. Today's recipe is meat-free and got a four-fork rating from the readers of epicurious.com. It was originally printed in Bon Appetit magazine in February 2009.
1 15-oz. can black beans, drained
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
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5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 cups coleslaw mix
2 green onions, chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 white or yellow corn tortillas
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
Bottled chipotle hot sauce or other hot sauce
Place beans and cumin in small bowl; partially mash. Mix 2 teaspoons olive oil and lime juice in medium bowl; add coleslaw, green onions, and cilantro and toss to coat. Season slaw to taste with salt and pepper.
Heat 3 teaspoons olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tortillas in single layer. Spoon 1/4 of bean mixture onto half of each tortilla; cook 1 minute. Fold tacos in half. Cook until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Fill tacos with feta and slaw. Pass hot sauce alongside.
Makes 4 servings.