This flavorful Mexican Black Beans recipe is the ultimate side dish to accompany rice, tacos, enchiladas, or many other dishes.
This restaurant-style black beans recipe is worth repeating over and over again.
Mexican Black Beans – one of the famously popular staples in Mexican dishes, extremely delicious, easy to make, and can be served as part of an appetizer or with the main entrée.
This extremely famous Mexican appetizer made with fresh herbs, addictive and delicious acidic flavors, can easily be served at any gathering.
This popular dish has many versions, for simplicity and authenticity, we are staying with the basics. I truly believe that simplicity will always surpasses extravagance when it comes to delicious meals.
These beans also known as “frijoles negros” date back many centuries as they continue to be a staple in the Central and South American diets and the Caribbean. Frijoles Negros a favorite of South Mexico has a pronounced earthy flavor.
Learn how to make Black Beans aka Frijoles Negros in 20 minutes or less.
Black Beans are legumes from the Phaseolus Vulgaris species. They can be purchased dried, or canned. Dried beans take longer to make as they need to be boiled to softened before they can be cooked.
Mexican Black Beans (Frijoles Negros) Ingredients
Black Bean is extremely budget friendly and the ingredients listed can be obtained practically anywhere at a reasonable cost.
Beans are packed with proteins and are vegetarian and vegan friendly. This recipe works because it is consumable in all diets.
Improve your kitchen experience with this simple Black Beans recipe! It will make you want for more and only takes about 20 minutes or less.
The best part of it all, it only requires a few simple ingredients. If you want an even fresher taste, I recommend using the dried beans, but it will take a little longer to make. Here’s what you will need:
Canned black beans – undrained.
To make these beans, start by first cooking the onions. Then add in the spices, season with salt and pepper and cook until the onions are soft.
Then add the undrained beans. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add in the lemon juice and cilantro. Serve warm and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
What foods goes with Black Beans? You can serve it as a starter (appetizer) before serving a main dish. I like to pair it with white or brown rice, as a side with tacos, or any protein meals.
How long does Black Beans last? Black Beans can last up to one (1) week in the refrigerator. Be sure to place it in an airtight sealed container.
Can you make Black Beans in advanced? Yes. You can make it at least two (2) days prior to serving. This is also perfect for meal plans.
Mexican Black Beans Serving Suggestions
If you love a good themed dinner, this recipe would be good to be added to the rotation. Serve it with any of these recipes for a Mexican themed dinner night:
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Mexican Black Beans
- 2 Cans Black Beans Undrained
- 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- 1 Small Yellow Onion Diced
- 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Tsp. Cumin Ground or Whole
- 1 Tsp. Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp. Kosher Salt Or To Taste
- Juice from 1 Lemon
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro Chopped
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the.
- Add in onions and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes until translucent.
- Add in minced garlic, and spices. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for another 60 seconds.
- Add in undrained black beans including the juices from can. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the beans from heat, add lemon or lime juice and stir in chopped cilantro. Serve warm and enjoy. Serve hot and topped with fresh cilantro.
- Using fresh beans will enhance the flavor. However, you will need to cook it longer. I recommend cooking the beans first before adding the other ingredients if using fresh beans.