Quick Southwestern Black Beans

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by LARavenscroft

A recipe that I found on www.mizfrogspad.com that I've adapted a bit. Please note that depending on whether you use dried or fresh cilantro it is added in a different step.

Top Review by breezermom

So much taste for so little effort! I cannot imagine substituting dried cilantro...the fresh was so wonderful in this. I served this with Spanish Baked Roast Chicken and loved it! Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe....I'll use this one often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and sauté for 4 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the beans and water (and cilantro if using dried).
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the beans are heated through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro (if using fresh) and lime juice.

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