Black Beans and Tomatoes - Hot and Spicy

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 11 mins

Quick and tasty lunch or side dish for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with veggie spray.
  2. add olive oil, and place over medium high heat until hot.
  3. Add garlic, sauté until tender.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, reduce heat and cook uncovered 6 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.
  5. Stir in beans, cayenne pepper and cilantro, cover and cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.
Most Helpful

Having to cook beans from scratch (with pre-soaking!), since we don't get them in cans here, has always made me think twice before making a beans dish because it takes so much longer. But this recipe was absolutely worth it! I used red kidney beans, which the tomatoes complimented perfectly and gave them a lovely tang. Also, I used black pepper since I didn't have cayenne, so it was less spicy, but it still made a great side for rotis at dinner tonight. Thanks Dorothy, this one's for keeps!

Anu March 24, 2002

Hot & Spicy love it!- I cut the recipe in half and used 1 tsp chili flakes in lieu of the cayenne. I didn't have fresh Cilanto but I did have fresh FROZEN cilantro in 1 tsp cubes - wonderful it does the job just like fresh. The canned tomatoes were Fire roasted (something new?). Served with Costa Rican Chilasquiles. The two recipes really compliment each other. Thanks Derf for yet another winner - I do love your recipes — posted Oct 12, 2004 Added comments - I have had a serving of this recipe frozen since my Oct 04 review and defrosted it for tonights dinner - perfect-I added an Anduille sausage and another 1/2 rsp of chile flakes - Wonderful again! Thanks Derf again

Bergy January 03, 2005

Loved this! I altered it a bit --used 5 Roma tomatoes, extra garlic, 1/4 cup fresh broccoli and only 1 can of beans. Instead of cayenne, I used Hungarian (Indian?) paprika and about 1 TBLS. of Chana Masala (I love Indian spices). Ate this w/a warm tortilla for lunch. It was just perfect. So quick, filling and yummy.

Musical Joy January 27, 2003