Meatless Mondays: Bean Tacos

So. I love beans.  Like really, really love beans.

Saturday afternoon, I started a pot of beans in the crockpot.  I make a GOOD pot of beans.  I know, I know... meatless Mondays but my beans need bacon.  I am trying to quit meat but... I love beans with bacon. Mmmmm bacon.  Some day, I'll quit you.  Back to my point, I started a pot.  I put in my washed beans, a quartered vidalia onion, chopped up raw bacon and my seasonings (cumin, chili powder and garlic) and plenty of water.

I took my daughter to her special needs ballet and we were gone about three hours.  I came home to a glorious smell.  I started salivating.  I went to check on my beans and guess what? I forgot to put the freaking lid on it.  Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.  The water was all gone.  I dumped the crock of beans.  Very, very sad.  I would have been fine if I didn't have raw bacon in it.  I was worried about whether or not the temperature was stable enough during that time to kill the bacteria and I am a bit food poisoning paranoid.  I had big dreams for those beans.  I was going to eat them ALLLLL week.  ALL week.

Needless to say, I am using canned beans.  I will make another pot soon and maybe I'll use a ham hock or bacon.  I don't know.  I'm still deeply saddened.

So, for Meatless Monday I still had my bean tacos.  It was GOOD.  I used two cans of  ranch style beans (one with vidalia onions and the other with jalapenos.  Oh and they're pinto beans) and a can of Rotel.  I used the Mexican style (cilantro and lime in with the tomatoes and green chilies).  I made a batch of spanish rice.  I chopped up some cabbage and cilantro.  I also made a cucumber salsa (cucumber, roma tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, green onions, and lime juice) to top.

Did I tell you that this was GOOD? I mean GOOD!

I'm not much of a food photographer ( I am improving and some day, I hope to be GREAT but until then...) but here it is.  Goodness.  Nom. Nom. Nom.


  1. I've been looking for some vegetarian recipes so I'm glad you linked this up to In and Out of the Kitchen! I'm going to pin this to my dinner board! Would you mind to link this up to my blog hop? I think our readers would love to see this! Thanks!

    1. Hi Carrie!

      You got it!!! I would love to! You're welcome. I've been on the hunt for more vegetarian dishes, too! Yum!

  2. That sounds delish! I need to get back into the swing of Meatless Mondays! I'm going to being going grain-free and gluten-free as soon as I diminish my last batch of groceries that I purchased TWO DAYS before I was advised I need to see a Rheumatologist.

    1. Hi Melissa! Ugh! That figures! That always happens to me!!!
      Good luck and hopefully you'll get some relief from pain!

      I failed on this week's Meatless Mondays... whoops/


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