Best black beans

    Best black beans

    Recipe photo: Best black beans

    Best black beans


    626 people made this

    About this recipe: This simple black bean side dish works well with Mexican or Latin American meals. Black turtle beans have loads of fibre and are packed with nutrients.

    Serves: 4 

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

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

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


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

    See all 12 recipes

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (490)


    the chicken fajitas were amazingly full flavor, will be making this again  -  19 Apr 2015


    Easy and tasty! I always pour canned beans in a sieve or colander and rinse well under running water; this step does away with the "gas problem" a lot of people experience after eating beans. Works like a charm! I then use a can of beef or chicken broth to replace the liquid. Also, I fry the onions until soft and almost browned, add the garlic and saute for just 15 - 20 seconds more, then add the broth and simmer until ready to serve, at which time you would add the cilantro. This was a method that a Cuban neighbor taught me for an even tastier dish.  -  04 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was so good. I let the beans simmer on very low heat for about 15 minutes so that all the flavors 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 shredded cheese + 2 Tbs. fresh salsa wrapped up in a flour tortilla, then heated in a skillet (or microwave if you just can’t wait). I then topped it off with some green onions and sour cream. Mmmm. Perfect for vegetarians, too.  -  15 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

    Write a review

    Click on stars to rate