Mexican Black Beans

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kendra

I looked all over for a recipe for black beans that included my favorite ingredients. When I couldn't find one, I started experimenting. These have become one of our favorite side dishes with Mexican meals. The lime juice adds a real tang to the recipe.

Top Review by mommyluvs2cook

I thought these were delicious beans!! I used dry beans and cooked them off during the day then made up this recipe in the evening when i was ready. Served with chicken verde tostadas. I had them on the side but the family added them onto the tostadas which they really loved :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute bacon until crisp, then set aside.
  2. Drain all except 1 T bacon grease.
  3. Saute onion and jalapeno in remaining bacon grease.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients except bacon and simmer until beans are hot and tomatoes have reduced a bit.
  5. Top with bacon pieces.
  6. If you like more spice you can either leave some seeds in the jalapenos or add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

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