Taco-Filled Cannelloni

Taco-Filled Cannelloni
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Published by fandango Dinner, Italian and Mexican fusion cuisine
Servings Difficulty Prep time Cook time Total time
4 Intermediate 15 min 60 min 75 min

A Mexican-Italian fusion dish that will tantalize your taste buds! Taco-filled Cannelloni is a delicious blend of lean ground beef, black beans, onions, garlic, cheese, and more!

Did you know?

Cannelloni is an Italian dish dating back to the 18th century!

Introducing Taco-Filled Cannelloni, an Italian and Mexican fusion dish that will tantalize your taste buds! Cannelloni pasta tubes are stuffed with a Mexican-inspired mix of lean ground beef, black beans, onions, and garlic, then filled with cheese, rolled, and topped with a zesty tomato sauce. The combination of flavors from both cultures makes this dish a flavor explosion you won't want to miss!


  • 200g cannelloni pasta tubes
  • 500g lean ground beef
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano,1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cook cannelloni tubes according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the beef, black beans, onion, and garlic, and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Season with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper, to taste.
  4. Stir in the olive oil and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the beef is cooked through.
  5. Transfer the beef mixture to a large bowl and add the cheddar cheese, stirring until combined.
  6. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and spread 1 cup of diced tomatoes in the dish.
  7. Stuff each cannelloni tube with the beef and cheese mixture and place in the baking dish.
  8. In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining diced tomatoes with the tomato paste, oregano, and basil. Pour the mixture over the cannelloni.
  9. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Add some extra love

For more flavor, try garnishing with pickled jalapenos and fresh herbs!

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