Black Bean Tacos and Apple Sauce Cookies

Six Sisters' Stuff Cookbook Review: A great cookbook for anyone looking for new ideas!

We had the opportunity to review two recipes from the Six Sister’s cook book – a Year with the Six Sisters. It has meal plans for the whole year!

Crispy Black Bean Tacos: Perfect for a quick and relatively healthy weeknight meal!

Black Bean Tacos
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • About ½ cup red pepper and onion, sauteed
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • About ¼ cup oil (I used coconut oil)
  1. Instructions
  2. Combine all ingredients except for cheese and tortillas in a bowl. Coarsely mash mixture until everything is combined.
  3. Heat a skillet with about ¼ cup to medium high heat.
  4. Place tortilla in the oil and lightly fry. Remove and place on a tortilla to get rid of excess oil.
  5. Place tortilla on a baking sheet and spread about 2 tablespoons of the black bean mixture on half of the corn tortilla.
  6. Add about 1 tablespoon of the red pepper and onion.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  8. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the mixture. Flip over if you need the beans to weight down the tortilla to keep it closed.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
  10. Serve with extra salsa and romaine lettuce.

For dessert, Forrest made the applesauce chocolate chip cookies. We originally were going to cut down the sugar a  little bit…but forgot! We did add peanut butter, and a little bit of cocoa powder, which made them really good. I even had to have Forrest hide them so I wouldn’t eat them (and because I’m like my two-year-old…no self-control when it comes to desserts!)

Peanut Butter Apple Sauce Cookies: These cookies are packed with protein, and absolutely delicious.

Peanut Butter Apple Sauce Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
  • 1¼ cup cinnamon apple sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (use 1 cup wheat, 1 cup white, if you want!)
  • 1¼ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together applesauce, brown sugar, butter, and egg.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir until well-combined. Dough should not be runny.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Grease a cookie sheet, or prepare a silicone baking sheet.
  6. Place about a tablespoon of cookie dough on the sheet, and repeat, putting cookie dough about 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake 13-15 minutes.
  8. Let cool.

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  • Hello! I stumbled upon this website through Pinterest. These cookies look amazing! But where is the peanut butter in the recipe? I see butter, but neither peanuts nor peanut butter. Help! I have all the ingredients EXCEPT for butter and was hoping to make cookies tonight with almond butter instead...? I'm a cookie monster with a wicked cookie craving right about now....
  • Would it be possible to bake the tacos and still get the crispy results? I would prefer that to frying. Thank You!
    • I believe so! I did a similar recipe (mini chicken tacos), and we did them in the oven. They still turned out crispy. Sorry I'm just now responding!
  • Did your salsa have big red onion chucks in it? I see purple pieces in the pic-I was just curious.. I used hard shell tacos I had and tomatillo salsa-these web fab!
    • That's a great idea to use the hard shell tacos -- it makes this meal even easier. I love tomatillo salsa! I'm not seeing the same purple pieces though you are haha. Our screens must have a different color setting :) I just used Pace Picante Salsa (not my favorite, but it worked!)
    • Sorry, I updated the original recipe and for some reason the old one didn't get deleted. The oil is just to fry the tortilla in. The new recipe should have all the information you need. Thanks!!
  • I just came across this and I am interested in the crispy black bean tacos but the recipe is not listed. Or am I missing something? Thanks.
  • What happened to the original recipe? I remember a version of the black bean tacos that was not baked in the oven, and I'd like to make it again.
    • I changed it awhile ago after I made them the original way and felt they were too difficult to fry without everything falling out of the tortilla shell. However, you can definitely still try them that way! You just assemble them as I describe, and then just fry them in oil on the stove top :)

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