Mostly From Scratch Amazing Black Beans

Mostly From Scratch Amazing Black Beans


These are called mostly from scratch because we use canned black beans instead of dried but we give it a real flavor upgrade to taste like it came from a restaurant.  These are delicious and so easy to make.


What I love about this recipe:

  • It uses canned black beans which save so much time
  • It can be used as a meal with rice or as a side with meat
  • It is really big on flavor and is healthy


Mostly From Scratch Amazing Black Beans

An easy and big on flavor black beans recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes or 1 small can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a red pepper finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tsp of salt


  • In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add your olive oil, red pepper and garlic and saute until they begin to soften about 5 minutes.
  • Now add your canned black beans, water, fresh cilantro, tomatoes and all of the spices and mix well.
  • Turn your heat to medium low and cover to simmer for about 15 minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften and burst.
  • Now cover and cook another 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Remove from stove and taste for seasoning.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve over rice or alongside meat and enjoy!

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