Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Good side dish to a Mexican entree.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic, chili and cumin and sauté 30 seconds.
  3. Add beans and broth and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Coarsely mash beans with potato masher.
  4. Continue boiling until thick, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with lime juice, salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
  5. I add the monterey jack cheese on top and microwave for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
Most Helpful

So tasty! My husband loved it. The lime juice is a must and serving it with additional slices of lime is a good idea. I didn't have a jalapeno, so I added ortega diced chiles. Will definitely make this again.

Sandy918Mom September 07, 2009

Fantastic Beans! I have made this recipe many times since 02/2009. However, to give it that extra wow factor I add 1/2 chopped sweet onion, 1 packet of Sazon Goya Mexican seasoning packet and I use low sodium chicken broth. Very authentic.

Polly582 July 27, 2010

So easy and delicious! I made this for a party and everyone raved about it. Goes well with mexcian dishes. I omitted the jalapeno and it still had a great taste. It sounds too easy and simple but is actually very good and tastes like you went to a lot of trouble! I will definitely make this again.

Cards*fan May 20, 2011