This seasoned black beans recipe is the perfect side dish for tacos, burritos, and Mexican dishes! Easy to make with canned black beans
Every once in a while, I get a craving for black beans. That craving usually isn’t accompanied by a craving for anything else.
My favorite recipes include a can of black beans, but I don’t always want to stand at the stove for hours.
When these days happen, I open up a few cans of black beans (cause there are always at least 5 waiting in my pantry) and mix up this easy Mexican black beans recipe.
This is a delicious side dish meant to be eaten alongside some rice and maybe tacos. It features simple ingredients and makes adding plant-based protein to your diet easy.
This easy recipe would be great with grilled chicken fajitas, bean burrito casserole, or creamy taco pasta. This would be great with most Mexican food, so pick your favorite main dish and get started.
Or you could just eat the black beans. More than a few times, I’ve made this basic recipe to eat as a side dish. I would put a burrito on a plate, spoon on some Mexican rice, and a heaping helping of seasoned black beans.
I’d sit down to eat and eat a few spoonfuls of the beans. Then, a few more. And wrap up the burrito and rice for tomorrow.
Simple Black Bean Side Dish
This is the best quick seasoned black beans recipe. It’s super easy to make, especially if you have cans of black beans always sitting in your pantry like I do.
These easy black beans are seasoned with fresh lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and my all-time favorite spice blend, taco seasoning.
It may sound funny, but my taco seasoning mix is full of my favorite flavors and perfectly accompanies the lime juice and cilantro.
How To Make Seasoned Black Beans
Drain the canned beans and rinse off all of the bean “juice” they’re packed in – it is usually full of salt, and I like to add my own amount for health and taste reasons.
Replace the liquid with vegetable broth (you can use chicken broth if you want to), add the rest of the ingredients, and bring everything to a boil.
Simmer until the liquid is reduced, and you are Good. To. Go.
You can be like me and eat these seasoned black beans for dinner or eat them as intended, as a side dish.
I won’t judge either way.
Top them with some sour cream, an extra squeeze of lime juice (or two!), and maybe some green onions or red pepper flakes for extra flavor.
In 20 minutes, you’ll have a great side dish on the dinner table, ready to be served with your favorite Mexican cuisine.
How to Store Leftover Seasoned Black Beans
Place any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within three days.
- 2 15.5-ounce cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- juice of 2 limes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup diced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- salt to taste
- Combine the drained black beans, broth, lime juice, minced garlic, diced cilantro, taco seasoning, and cumin in a medium pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- When the liquid has reduced y half, and there is a thick gravy, season to taste with salt. Serve hot.
Make your own taco seasoning!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: ½ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be correct.