Beans are a staple for us especially when we are in Costa Rica.  Since we’ve been back here, our family is trying to stick to a food budget.  This means a lot of vegetarian meals.  Meatless Mondays are more like meatless almost every day!  I’m always trying to look for new recipes that fit a few categories: budget friendly, kid friendly and filling.  I made these veggie black bean fajitas the other night and they were a huge hit!

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1/3 cup of vegetable oil

1 garlic clove, minced

3 onions, cut in half and sliced

3 peppers, sliced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Dash hot sauce

Sprinkle of red chili flakes


Freshly ground black pepper

Black beans, canned (I make my own from dried beans and season them)

Flour tortillas

Salsa, topping (I made my own- diced tomatos, cilantro, onions, lime juice, pinch of salt and sugar)

Sour cream, topping

Lettuce, topping

Related: 5 Ways to Spice Up Rice and Beans

Heat up a pan with the oil.  When hot saute the garlic for a few minutes and then add the peppers and onions.  Season them with all of the spices and cook them until translucent or caramelized.  Whatever your preference is.  Wrap the tortillas in foil and heat them in the oven.  Serve with whatever toppings you like!

We also made a package of Knorr Fiesta Sides Spanish Rice.  It is also vegetarian, so it will work perfectly for Meatless Mondays!  Everyone loved this meal so much, that it will be made again really soon.

Related: Meatless Mondays- Featuring Zucchini

Meatless Mondays Black Bean Fajitas
My delicious Meatless Monday Black Bean Fajitas


Knorr Fiesta Sides Spanish RIce



Meatless Mondays – Black Bean Fajitas

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