Quick and Easy Seasoned Black Beans

"Perfectly quick and easy. Another option is to mash/puree and chill for an extremely tasty bean dip."
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  • In sauté pan heat garlic in oil on medium heat.
  • Add onion and jalapeño as oil begins to warm.
  • Add oregano and cumin and sauté, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, adding a few drops of water if they begin to stick.
  • Add contents of cans of black beans and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, to allow flavors to blend.
  • Add chopped cilantro and lime juice and stir.
  • Serve.

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  1. bad kitty 1116
    Tasty beans! The seasonings in these beans were perfect. I did also add some sugar, salt, and pepper. I needed these thicker because I was using them as a burrito filling along with shredded chicken and yellow rice, so I did end up draining some liquid and I made myself a note to drain off most of the bean liquid before adding them to the pot next time. Thank you for a great recipe!
  2. rebellemichelle
    Loved these! I love the black beans you get in restaurants and these tasted just like it. I skipped the chilis because I didn't have any and I halved the recipe because it's just the two of us. We will make these again!
  3. LyndsyeJoTX
    This was great! I rinsed off my beans to get rid of some sodium and just added some water when I added the beans to the skillet. I left my jalepenos and onions a little larger. The cilantro along with the cumin gave a nice balance. I may be biased because I am addicted to cilantro. I ate this with some naan (Indian flat bread) that I get from the local Indian store.
  4. ColeLogansMom
    Yummy!! Had to change the heat of it though because I have little guys. I put in diced green chilis instead of the jalepeno. Everyone loved it even my 2 and 3 year olds!! Thanks so much for the great and easy recipe!!
  5. darkallie
    This turned out delicious. I used my "hot pepper mix" (end of season chopped hot and sweet peppers in freezer) instead of the jalapenos which gave it an additional smoky taste and I used fresh water and washed canned beans instead of the icky black water in the can so they might have come out a lot less a solid mass than they should have been but I like them that way. easy and fast. Served it with baked fish, basmati rice and was butternut squash and got raves!! I think the beans were the favorite.


  1. David Y.
    Goes great in a cup of plain white rice too.
  2. Dazy5224
    Excellent recipe! Used it as a sub for Bushs seasoned black beans and it was amazing. Changes I made were: onion powder instead of fresh onion(for a smooth consisitency), juice from one lemon AND one lime, a dash of salt. Perfect for Roasted Garlic Veggie Tostadas!
  3. mianbao
    This turned out very nice. I made half a recipe to try it out, and cooked 1 lb dry black beans, to equal 15 oz canned beans. I wanted to try the beans mildly flavored this time, so used red bell peppers instead of chilies. I did notice that there is no salt in this recipe - perhaps the canned beans are seasoned - but I added salt to taste at the end. Thank you for a very enjoyable recipe.


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