Spicy Corn and Black Beans

"Sometimes I want to serve something other than Mexican rice with Mexican food. This is what I usually turn to. I like the color contrast, especially when served with red enchiladas."
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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add onion and cook until onion is softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.

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  1. Modmom50
    Very easy and very tasty. Can't beat a combo like that :) Made according to directions though it did simmer a bit longer than normal as daughter was a bit late getting off work tonight. I found that flavors were very well blended at least for us and daughter announced it was definately to go on the permament list. Served with tilapia and a green salad.
  2. Bergy
    Excellent variation of the same ol' same ol' We totally enjoyed it
  3. PaulaG
    This made a very nice side for smoked chicken. A finely diced jalapeno was substituted for the green chili.
  4. DDW7976
    I wanted a different side for a quick fajita meal and this fit the bill. Easy to make, great taste. I was unsure if the corn was to be drained or not so I used some of the liquid from the corn in the dish. Everyone liked it and the neighbor took the recipe home. It was a good find.
  5. Ms B.
    I prepared this using fresh sweet corn cut from the cob. I added it to the pan when the onions started to wilt and sautéed a bit in the oil before adding the green chilies, beans, and seasoning. I upped the red pepper flakes to increase the heat a bit. This is a nice side, and with the beans as protein could even be the main course of a lighter veggie meal.


  1. Kay D.
    I served this last night with enchiritos. Not spicy at all unless you bite directly into a pepper flake, so I may add more next time. I think this would have been better using dried black beans instead of the canned, letting the cumin marry with the beans all day. The flavors didn't really get a good chance to mingle. Still, it tasted good and was pretty, more interesting than plain old beans or rice.


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