Ancho Chile Beef and Black Bean Tacos

Unique ground beef tacos flavored with Ancho Chile Powder and Chipotle Tabasco.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Cooking on The Ranch


  • 1 pound ground beef ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Chipotle Flavored Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado sliced into wedges
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • Red Chile Buttermilk Ranch dressing to drizzle


  1. Place the ground beef in a hot skillet. With a wooden spoon, break up the beef while cooking. Cook the beef until it's lost it's pink color. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well while cooking until flavors are blended and well heated.

  2.  In the meantime rinse and drain black beans and in a small bowl toss them with lime juice, salt and pepper. Cook them in microwave until hot. Set aside and keep warm. 

  3. Warm soft corn tortillas by wrapping them in a damp (clean) dish towel. Place them in a large plastic bag but do not seal. Microwave for 3 minutes at 50% power level. 

  4. Divide ground beef between tortillas, top with black beans, slices of avocado, tomato and drizzle with Red Chile Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.