Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From "Moosewood Restaurant: New Classics" (C: 2001). Serve it on rice, polenta, or grits, topped with salsa, grated cheese or sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro. You may also embellish with garlic, ground fennel, thyme, chili powder, chiles, chipotles, or cayenne. Can use beans a filling for tacos.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a covered skillet, heat the oil on medium high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the cumin and coriander and stir for a minute to toast the spices.
  2. Add the salsa or tomato juice, stir well and cover; simmer until the onions are soft (about 5 minutes). Add the black beans and simmer until slightly thickened (about 5 minutes). If you like, mash a few times with potato masher. May finish with chopped fresh cilantro.
  3. OPTIONAL ADD-INS: corn, bell peppers, carrots, celery, squash.