Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic & Refried Beans
Spicy shrimp tacos with cilantro garlic & refried beans have just the right amount of heat are seasoned to perfection OH and they're weight watcher friendly.
Servings: 10 tacos
Homemade Refried Beans
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ onion
- 15 oz pinto beans
- ¼ cup chipotle salsa *the brand I use is called Frontera
- 1 teaspoon maldon sea salt (I add about a teaspoon but do this to taste)
Prepare ingredients for refried beans by dicing onion and rinsing pinto beans (save the can the pinto beans came in*).
Add about a tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet and then add diced onion. Cook on medium/high heat for about 2 minutes - onions should become fragrant and slightly transparent.
Add pinto beans to the large skillet. Fill the can the pinto beans came in with water about ¾ of the way up. Let pinto beans and onion have cooked for a couple minutes and from there add the measured water. Cook on medium/high heat letting it simmer, stir occasionally.
When water begins to cook down, add chipotle salsa and begin stirring and mashing the pinto beans with a fork.
Cook until mashed beans have absorbed water and take on a thicker, smooth consistency. Add salt to taste
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro & Garlic:
Rinse shrimp under cold water, pat them dry and then add them to a gallon bag (mixing bowl also works for this*). Season them with: fresh squeezed lemon juice, Franks original hot sauce, garlic powder, season salt, taco seasoning and sea salt. Mix around ingredients until shrimp are fully coated.
Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and begin to add shrimp. Cook until pink on both sides* about 5-8 minutes. *If shrimp begin to tightly curl up remove them from heat - they're getting overcooked!
The Perfect Corn Tortillas:
Coat a large skillet with vegetable oil over high heat and give enough time for oil to heat up and get hot.
Add tortillas to skillet and cook to desired golden brown.
Using a taco rack or upside down muffin tin position tortillas in U shape immediately after removing them from heat *they will begin to harden as they cool.