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Chicken Tacos and Black Beans July 27, 2011

Filed under: My Recipes — kariryerson @ 1:52 pm

I love homemade black beans, when I cook some up I make sure to make as large a pot as possible for leftovers. The chicken tacos were using another Grill Mates packet and were very tasty.


Black beans

  • 1 lb dried beans
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp cayenne sauce (or less if you want less heat)
  • water


  • 2lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Flour tortillas
  • Queso Fresco
  • 1 Packet McCormicks Grill Mates Mexican Fiesta
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vinegar


Place black beans in a large bowl, cover with water and let soak overnight. Combine chicken, Grill Mate, Oil, Water and vinegar in a container making sure to coat the chicken and refrigerate overnight.

Drain beans. Add to a deep pot with jalapeno, garlic and 1 tbsp garlic salt. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are soft. This takes about two hours. Taste and add additional garlic salt and cayenne sauce as needed.

Grill the chicken over a medium-low flame for 15-20 minutes until no longer pink. Chop and serve with taco shells, black beans, Queso Freso and and other desired toppings.




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