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Black beans in white bowl

Mexican Black Beans

This flavorful Mexican Black Beans recipe is the ultimate side dish to accompany with rice, tacos, or enchiladas! It's the recipe you'll want to make over and over again.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Hispanic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 192kcal


  • 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
  • ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt Or To Taste
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • ¼ 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.


Cooking Tips

  • 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. 


Serving: 6People | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 10g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 22mg