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Best Black Beans

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.

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