Beef-and-Pineapple Tacos with Mojo Beans

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Mojo Beans

Prepare time: 3 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min

How to Make Beef-and-Pineapple Tacos with Mojo Beans



  • Corn tortillas, warm them
  • 1pound of sirloin, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 can of chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • ⅓ can of chopped cilantro, prepare some more for serving
  • 5 radishes, slice them thin
  • 1 small jicama, cut into matchstick size
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lime wedges for serving

Mojo Beans

  • 1 can of black beans, around 19.75 oz
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • 1 clove of garlic, chop
  • 1 shallot, chop
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • Queso Fresco
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt


1Let’s prepare the tacos first. Take a large bowl and add ½ teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, chili powder, garlic, and onion. Add the beef. Stir them well so the beef is covered with mixture. Leave it for around 15 minutes. It allows the meat to absorb the entire seasoning.

2Use another bowl and add mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro, radish, and jicama. Toss them. When everything is well tossed, add pepper and salt to taste. Make sure that you use wooden spoon or clean hands to toss this so there is no other taste is added on it yet.

3Use a large skillet, preferably non-sticky one, and heat the canola oil over high heat. When the oil is hot enough, add the beef mixture and cook until the meat runs brown and soft enough. It should take around 5 to 7 minutes depending on your heat level. When the beef meat is brown enough and is getting juicy, add the pineapple and cook for 1 or 2 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the pineapple also get the seasoning. Add pepper and salt to taste. Set aside.

4Now, let’s cook the mojo beans. Use a saucepan and heat the canola oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallot into the pan and cook for around 2 minutes until they get soft and aromatic. Add the orange zest and stir them. Cook for another 30 seconds. Add the orange juice and beans, and simmer for around 4 to 6 minutes and everything is warm. Add pepper and salt to taste and set aside.

5Let’s assemble the tacos. Prepare the tortilla on a platter. Each tortilla will be filled with the beef, some of the mojo beans, and topped with jicama slaw. Add some more beans as the side dish. Top the beans with Queso Fresco on top. It is great to serve the entire thing when it is quite cold already. However, some people also like it a little warm. It depends on how you desire it.


If you are not sure on how much you should serve, cook in batches, especially for the beef. It won’t taste the same if it stays too long on your platter. To keep the taste great, and to avoid to much remaining food, cook the beef in batches. It also helps to make sure all the beefs are well cooked and taste great when you cook for a lot of portions.

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