Chipotle White Bean Tacos | Naturally Ella

Chipotle White Bean Tacos

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course


Spicy white bean tacos that uses an easy chipotle tomato sauce to warm the white beans- easily vegan when the cheese is left out!



Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano (see note)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 2 cups cooked Great northern beans (drained and rinsed if using canned)
  • 4 to 6 corn tortillas
  • Cilantro (for serving)
  • Cotija or feta cheese (for serving)
  • Minced red onion (for serving)


  1. Thinly slice onions and garlic. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and add the onion. Saute for 4 to 6 minutes, until translucent and fragrant. Add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes, until garlic is browning. Transfer half the onion mixture to a food processor and add the stewed tomatoes, chipotles, oregano, and salt. Puree until mostly smooth.
  2. Add the beans to the pan with the remaining onions. Saute over medium heat for a minute or two, just to warm the beans. Stir in the chipotle sauce and continue to cook until the sauce thickens slightly, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Warm the corn tortillas and assemble with a couple spoonfuls of the bean mixture, fresh cilantro, cheese, and minced red onion.


Tips & Tricks: Can’t find Mexican oregano? Italian oregano will work.

The bean mixtures makes a little more filling than needed for 4 tacos. You could easily serve one (if not two) more people depending on sides. The leftover beans also make for excellent bean bowls the next day.

I like to buy a can of chipotles in adobo sauce and divide the chipotles into ice cube trays to freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe container and pull out the amount of peppers as needed!

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: chipotles, white beans, tomatoes

Nutrition: see the information.


  • Calories: 504
  • Sugar: 11.9
  • Sodium: 1529
  • Fat: 7.5
  • Carbohydrates: 90.4
  • Fiber: 21.1
  • Protein: 24.6