Mexican Spiced Black Beans - Vegetarian, Low-Calorie, Low-Fat, and FULL FLAVOR!
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Recipe type: Side Dish (or entree)
Serves: 6-8
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 4 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 (15oz) cans black beans, (drained, not rinsed, and liquid reserved)
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • ¾ cilantro, finely chopped
  • Garnishes (any or all):
  • Cilantro, Chopped Scallions, Crumbled Cotija or Queso Fresco, Sour Cream
  1. Saute onions and jalapenos in oil until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add minced garlic and saute 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add Beans, cumin, salt and pepper. Saute another 10-15 minutes. If mixture gets too dry, add some reserved liquid from the beans. These beans shouldn't be too dry.
  4. Once almost ready to serve, add lime juice, zest, and cilantro. Saute 2-3 minutes, garnish and serve!!!
Recipe by Creative Life Of A Glam Wife at