5 Minute Weeknight Tacos

This is my weeknight taco hack. Everyone in my family loves them, so it’s on the weekly menu rotation. And really, why not? As far as tacos go, these are pretty darn healthy – I use fat free refried beans instead of ground meat. This does three things: gives the fiber content a boost, reduces the saturated fat total, and makes the entire prep time around 5 minutes because refried beans just require a reheat.

Tacos from the top

I listed the toppings I use in the recipe, but this is completely customizable! (Just remember if you’re adding cheese, sour cream, and taco meat, your taco will end up a little less healthy.) I use corn tortillas, but feel free to use whole wheat if you prefer. If you like taco seasoning in your refried beans, add that. Use whatever greens you like. In the pictures, I use Trader Joe’s Broccoli Kale Slaw without the dressing.

Side view of tacos

Add your pics in the comments! I’d love to see how you make your healthy, super speedy tacos!

Side view of tacos
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5 Minute Weeknight Tacos

Fast and simple tacos for the weeknight scramble! Customize with any toppings you like, or use the suggestions listed below!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal
Author Laura Yautz


  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 can Vegetarian Refried Beans
  • 1 can Black Olives, sliced
  • 1/2 pint Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup Greens of your choice
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno, sliced (optional)
  • Salsa


  1. Heat refried beans in a small pot over medium-low heat, or in a microwave safe dish in the microwave for about 2 minutes.

  2. Prepare the other toppings as desired.

  3. Assemble tacos any way you like and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
5 Minute Weeknight Tacos
Amount Per Serving (2 tacos)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.9g20%
Saturated Fat 1.8g11%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.4g
Sodium 648.7mg28%
Potassium 911.3mg26%
Carbohydrates 48.1g16%
Fiber 13.9g58%
Sugar 2.4g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 58.2IU1%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 117.2mg12%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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