Black Beans

    15 minutes

    Black beans cooked in this style are a popular side dish recipe in Mexican and Latin American cultures. The beans can be hard to find but are worth it being packed with fibre and nutrients.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 400g tin black beans
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 clove garlic, diced
    • 1 tablespoon diced fresh coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • salt, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium saucepan combine beans, onion and garlic then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low then add coriander, cayenne and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes then serve.


    If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried. You can also try tinned borlotti beans or even kidney beans.

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    Something else. This was so good. I let the beans simmer on very low heat for about 15 minutes so that all the flavours would blend together well. I think 5 minutes is not enough, IMHO. The only variation I made to the recipe was adding some fresh ground black pepper along with the salt. I used this dish to create the best bean burritos I’ve ever tasted - 1/4 cup "best black beans" + 1/4 cup grated cheese + 2 Tbs. fresh salsa wrapped up in a flour tortilla, then heated in a frypan (or microwave if you just can’t wait). I then topped it off with some spring onions and sour cream. Mmmm. Perfect for vegetarians, too.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I had one lone can of black beans sitting around forever after countless disappointing bean recipes. FINALLY I found a keeper that received raves all around. I, too, brought the cayenne to boil with the beans, onion and garlic and allowed them to simmer 20 minutes before adding the coriander. Bullseye. Thanks for sharing this recipe!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Absolutely delicious! Definitely a keeper, my husband raved over this recipe. I added some cumin and fresh tomatoes then used the leftovers for black bean burritos! Will make this again and again.  -  29 Sep 2008