Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mexican Black Beans

Mmmm...I love beans.  And I loveeee Mexican food!  I never would have thought one dressed up can of black beans could taste so good.  This recipe transforms a boring can of beans into a fancy, flavorful, perfect side dish.  I served these with a beef taco salad, and it made the most amazing, Mexican meal.  Boiling the beans in the liquid from the can, and adding all the other spices makes these beans incredibly flavorful.  And the addition of lime juice really brings all the flavors together.  These beans would taste awesome in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or just straight up.  They're also the best dip when you add cheese, avocado, and salsa.

Yield: about 4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • juice of 1 small lime
  • salt to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine beans, onion, and garlic, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Season with cilantro, cayenne, and salt. Simmer for 15 minutes.  Add the juice of 1 lime, and simmer for another 15 minutes.  Serve.

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