A bowl of Mexican black beans sitting on a table with a blue tablecloth and yellow napkin.

Mexican Black Beans

 Mexican Black Beans are a classic side dish made with a few simple seasonings! Enjoy them with a side of tacos, migas and more.

A bowl of Mexican black beans sitting on a table with a blue tablecloth and yellow napkin.

Good side dishes can really make a meal. They add unique flavors and enhance a main dish. Today, I’m sharing this Mexican black bean recipe because it is one of my favorite side dishes. Elly from Elly Says Opa calls them world famous and rightly so. They take little time to prep and cook but provide a flavorful addition to any dish. I love adding these black beans to nachos, burritos, and rice, or even just served as a side to any Mexican dish. I recommend doubling the recipe so that you have plenty of leftovers.

Mexican Black Beans

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
Mexican Black Beans are a classic side dish made with a few simple seasonings!
A bowl of Mexican black beans sitting on a table with a blue tablecloth and yellow napkin.
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed (1 can)
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ teaspoons chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • lime for juicing
  • scallions or cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the beans to the pan. Using a wooden spatula, smash about half of the beans. Stir in the vegetable broth, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the broth has been absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. If desired, squeeze fresh lime juice over the top and sprinkle with scallions or cilantro.

Notes

Source: slightly adapted from Elly Says Opa

Nutrition Information

Calories: 39, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 203mg, Potassium: 73mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 215%, Vitamin C: 2.5%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 0.6%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican black beans
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