Tempos & Ten Minute Tacos

As Kate put it, we seem to have entered a hibernation-mode of sorts – February means it should be (but isn’t, really) cold outside, yes? This means we should be staying warm in bed, not freezing our feet on the sidewalks, right?

Without realizing it, we’ve swapped in frequent evening run meet-ups in place of our usual 6 a.m. roll call. We’ve put the miles in after a day at work, choosing an extra hour of sleep instead. Then, this week marked a big change in my work-life schedule! My motivation was quickly reminded why we love starting the day with a run – nothing else gets in the way, nothing stops you from going or wanes on your motivation (aside from sleep, of course…), nothing feels better than kicking the day off with a good sweat.

Today, that came in the from of tempo miles. Another brutal reminder – those are tough, and made even tougher by an uphill climb to get home. Geeze.

In other news, we had an easy-meal breakthrough in the kitchen last night! Both of us had that wiped-after-work energy level, and both of us could’ve easily gone for those getcha-when-you’re-down neighborhood take-out options. But really, what tastes and feels better is a homemade meal – so, think fast! These tacos took a whopping ten minutes.

ten minute tacos before cheese

Bean & Corn Ten-Minute Tacos

1 (15 oz) can, Black beans (rinsed)
1 (15 oz) can, Whole Kernel Corn (rinsed)
1 cup sliced grape tomatoes*
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 – 1 Avocado sliced**
Taco Shells **
1/4 cup salsa (your choice!)
Seasonings: cayenne, black pepper
1 tsp Olive oil

*Could also use – chopped tomatoes, or fire-roasted diced canned tomatoes

**Depends on how many you’re serving, and/or how much you love these tacos.

Heat oil over medium in a deep sauté pan. Add bean, corn, tomatoes and seasonings. Stir until combined, cook for 5-7 minutes until heated through. Add salsa and mix well.

Line your taco shell with avocado slices, and pile the bean-corn mixture in there! If you’re up for an extra flavor, top with shredded cheese. This step comes highly recommended, but we’ll leave it up to you…

Ten minute tacos

Like I said – this far-surpassed anything a restaurant could’ve handed me in a take-out bag. Taco night always wins!

What’s your favorite ten-minute meal?



Filed under dinners, early morning, Meatless Monday, recipes, Speed workouts

18 responses to “Tempos & Ten Minute Tacos

  1. I love strifries as a quick meal, just bung it all to a pan and alas!!

  2. jos

    Those tacos look tasty! I will have to try them out! Usually for a 10-minute meal I have spaghetti! I love using spinach noodles, they are pretty tasty.

  3. Something breakfast based – an omelette, frittata, or french toast! 🙂

  4. I’m not going to lie, when I saw your taco’s on instagram last night I was totally jealous! Mmmmm

  5. ok, I’m obsessed with mexican food right now and anything that takes 10 minutes is going to happen. this looks fabulous.

  6. Got to love a quick-fix HEALTHY meal for a case of the tireds!

  7. tacos in 10 minutes is where its at! hollar! I bet DC is cold. but makes you run faster on those tempo runs, yes?

  8. I do something similar, but with an onion instead of avocado. I’m going to have to try your way next time!

  9. Emily

    Tacos are really high on the quick meal list! I also like grilled cheese with avocado/tomato/other veggies, quinoa with sauteed veggies, or breakfast foods 🙂
    I’m with you on starting the day with a workout. As hard as it is to drag myself out of bed every now and then, I’ve never ever regretted it. I’m always more awake and happy during the day if I’ve worked out!

  10. I’m trying to change it up to the evenings, so hard sometimes.

    Nobody has an excuse for not trying this recipe! So easy and delicious. I’m putting it on my list!

  11. Quesadillas. I used to babysit for the kids of a doctor-nurse couple, and when the doctor would get home from his evening shift, he’d make himself a quesadilla with cheese, veggies and lots of salsa. It’s been my go-to 10-minute meal ever since. (But those tacos look delicious, too!)

  12. Jen

    Omelettes! They are quick, easy,and you can fill them with whatever you want! My favorite- sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach & feta cheese!
    Nothing beats breakfast for dinner!

  13. Yes, I forget about tacos. That crunch really hits the spots some nights. Saw on Pinterest how to bake your own taco shells instead of buying fried ones. Def going to try that too – thanks for sharing your delicious looking tacos! Mmm, avocado.

  14. and you can make your own salsa and keep it in old jars in the fridge and it will be WAY better than the crap that’s in the store which is loaded with sodium and preservatives – tomato, cilantro, onion and a dash of sriracha sauce – maybe some line – and blend

  15. Yum! Can’t beat a quick taco! My go-to quick meal is usually an egg + cheese sandwich. Depending on my mood I add either jelly or ketchup!

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