Black Bean + Soyrizo Meatball Tacos


3 years of marriage. Be honest, where has the time gone?!?!?!!


Just yesterday, wasn’t I watching episodes of Arthur and purchasing my underwear based on the cartoon characters featured?!


Don’t answer that.


In my 3 years of being wifed up, I have gained invaluable life lessons. Like, always stock extra toilet paper in the house. Cuddling on the couch while he scrolls memes and I look at food pix can actually be intimate. He would just as easily live out of the clothes hamper, but does appreciate when I fold his underpants for him – it’s the little things. Preparing his lunch for the next day is therapeutic and reminds me I eat too many carbs. Compromise is essential – I get 1 hour of Food Network and he gets 1 hour of the Military channel, and we pretend to show interest in the other’s TV time.


We’d totally win an episode of The Newlywed Game.



Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 20-24 meatballs / 10-12 tacos


  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 package of soyrizo, browned
  • 1/2 an onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped + more for serving
  • 1 tbsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tsp. of smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. of vegan butter
  • Corn tortillas, for serving
  • Red cabbage, for serving
  • Pico, for serving
  • Avocado, for serving
  • Sriracha, for serving
  • S+P, to taste


How to:

  • In a bowl, mash black beans
  • Mix onion + breadcrumbs + cilantro + chili powder + cumin + smoked paprika + S+P, combine well
  • Stir in browned soyrizo + combine well
  • Heat butter + 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Form mixture into balls + place in hot skillet, cook each ball for 3-4 minutes, tossing to brown on each side. If needed, add remaining oil to your skillet
  • To serve, place 2 meatballs on a corn tortilla + top with cabbage + pico + avocado + sriracha + more cilantro
  • Go ahead and put Meatball Tacos Anonymous on speed dial now, cause you bout to be addicted

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