Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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 :)

mommyluvs2cook September 01, 2016

THANKS for a great recipe!! I didn't add the bacon nor jalapeno pepper but I do use the bacon grease. I am sure they would be great in it. I serve this with taco's and I think it would be too much with those in it. I do reduce the tomato's and onion as well but other than that, this is an AWESOME recipe. The spices make it perfect! THANKS so much for posting!!

Im4miracles March 21, 2010

This was a nice side dish to go with tacos for dinner. An easy way to add favor to a can of back beans.

Ginny Sue August 22, 2009

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