Spicy Black Bean Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Talk about dorm food, this got me through a lot of studying. I usually serve it over wagon wheel pasta but it will probably go fine over any large pasta or even a chicken breast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large frying pan.
  2. Add the onion and garlic.
  3. Stirring constantly, cook until softened. About 2 minutes.
  4. Add black beans, tomatoes, and ground red pepper.
  5. Simmer until sauce thickens and the ingredients are heated through, about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Garnish servings with grated cheese if desired and serve over pasta.


Most Helpful

very good and easy...throw in food processor when warm to mix sauce then serve..yum:)

barryhitchcock_12886491 January 05, 2011

This was very good. Very simple ingredients I always have on hand. I would describe it more as a chili though, than a sauce. I added some water and it was still pretty thick. There are so many possibiliteies to add to this. I did add 2tsp. of both brown sugar and mollasses - I love the combination of sweet and hot and I poured it on some cut up grilled chicken :-) Thanks, Umberle

afghanmom March 11, 2008

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