Quick Southwestern Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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.

breezermom August 14, 2010

This was very good. I used frozen cilantro to make this but otherwise made it as written. I served it over rice. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

Dreamer in Ontario July 28, 2010