Mexican Black Beans (Ww)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

From The Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook & Program Basics, this sounds like it would be good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add onion, bell pepper, jalapeño and garlic.
  2. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are wilted, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add chili powder, bay leaves, cumin and oregano; sauté, stirring, 1 minute.
  4. Add beans, broth, salt and pepper. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil and lower heat to medium-low.
  5. Gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until creamy and tender, about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaves; stir in cilantro and serve.
  7. EACH SERVING (1/2 cup) PROVIDES: 1 Fat, 1/2 Vegetable, 2 Proteins, 5 Optional Calories.
  8. PER SERVING: 219 Calories, 11 g Protein, 6 g Fat, 32 g Carbohydrate, 23 mg Sodium, 0 mg Cholesterol, 3 g Dietary Fiber; 4 points.
Most Helpful

This was an excellent variation on black beans -- spicy and flavorful. These were great and so easy to prepare. I did use part orange bell pepper since I had some that needed using. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

Starrynews August 29, 2012

Holy Moly, these were yummy. We eat a ton of beans on my husband's low carb diet but these made them a treat not just something to suffer through. It is going straight in the keeper binder!

Made for ZWT 8

ChelseaW August 08, 2012

Great low calorie recipe. Did not use any oil or salt. Soaked dry beans overnight and placed all ingredients in slow cooker on low for 7 hours.

Wing-Man February 16, 2011