Brussels Sprout Tacos

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I’ve said it before & I will say it again – I love stuffing crap in tortillas. Call it a taco, call it a quesadilla. I will devour.

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This was the weirdest idea I’d had in a while. Brussels sprouts as the meat of a taco? I need to be in a straight jacket.

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I was cooking for Cher, as I do most Friday nights, and I ran the idea across her. Thank God for a BFF who will try anything once.

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They were absolutely glorious. Spicy, rich and utterly sinful. Plus, brussels sprouts are just the freaking bomb.

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By all means, stuff some crap in a tortilla tonight!


Serves: 2 hungry chicks

Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking)


  • 1 lb of brussels sprouts, peeled + halved
  • 1 can of black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 package of small corn tortillas
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Sriracha, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. of lime juice
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet
  • Add brussels sprouts to a bowl and combine with desired sriracha + honey + 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Place brussels sprouts on sheet core down and roast for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through
  • While roasting, combine black beans + cumin + S+P in a bowl, mash slightly
  • In another bowl combine avocado + greek yogurt + lime juice + S+P (this is your crema)
  • Once roasting is done, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add two tortillas
  • Fill tortillas with black bean mixture and fold, fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until crispy
  • Remove from heat and add brussels sprouts + onion + cilantro + crema + more sriracha
  • Continue until you’ve run out of sprouts
  • Roll around in the decadence

Loosely adapted from:



9 thoughts on “Brussels Sprout Tacos

  1. Casey McManus says:

    I made these the other night, they were perfect! I really love your blog Rachel! You have all kinds of original recipes to try! If you still lived in memphis I would hire you to cook
    For me. AOT & all that jazzzzz


    • Rachel says:

      Casey, you made my whole day!!! Those tacos are one of my best creations. I’m glad someone else liked them! Thank you for reading – you are a doll baby. LOVE YA!


  2. mizlara16 says:

    Thanks for the like! These tacos look fantastic! I LOVE Brussels sprouts, so call me crazy as well. If you don’t mind, I’ll try adapting this recipe for a vegan diet, so I can try them!


  3. chirpchic says:

    Woah! We are obsessed with brussels sprouts, and we love tacos. Ingenious! My husband will be thrilled. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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