Black Beans Por Cortesía Leslie With Lime and Cumin

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this recipe from my dear friend Leslie, cohost of the Canadian Forum. (Por cortesia means "courtesy of") She was very thoughtful and sent to me a package of Canadian magazines for my birthday. I made this dish as a side to chicken fajitas and Mexican rice. Then- the next day I had these beans as leftovers wrapped in a steamed flour tortilla with leftover Mexican rice and they were sublime! Better than the chicken fajitas, themselves. Vegetarians should try these. The beans wrapped in tortillas along with Mexican rice form a "complete protein." Vegetarians know what I mean by this. Excelente!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and rinse the two cans of black beans.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat: Cook onion, garlic, and comino (cumin)for five minutes until softened.
  3. Add beans and cook while stirring often, for five more minutes until hot and heated though well.
  4. Stir in fresh Cilanto/coriander, lime rind, and lime juice.
  5. Serve as a side dish with a mexican meal or do yourself a favor and wrap into a steamed flour tortilla with Mexican rice. Muy bueno -- Amigos/amigas!
Most Helpful

Excellent black beans! I made this exactly as the recipe is written. The fresh lime juice and cilantro add terrific, fresh flavor. I served this as a side dish, but I could easily eat this over rice for a main dish. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* March 18, 2013

I followed the recipe for the most part. The onion, garlic and cumin got a little dry as did the beans. I added a little bit of water as I go along to make sure I did not burn them. I added the juice of a large lime and that was wonderful. Thank you.

Nado2003 January 12, 2009

This was fantastic in vegetarian tacos, but was also great plain, so would make a nice side dish as well. It is quick and easy too. I doubled the garlic and didn't measure the lime, but used a whole one. Yum!

Maito December 06, 2008