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easy savory black beans

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Lori L (JostLori)
San Diego

This is a quick and easy side dish for any Latin meal. I don't really measure - just use everything to taste. However, since you'll be cooking this down a little bit, try not to use salted beans, as they might end up too salty.

(3 ratings)
yield 2 -3
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For easy savory black beans

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, minced
  • 1 can
    low-salt black beans, undrained
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • sour cream, chopped cilantro - optional
  • grated cotija or parmesan cheese, optional

How To Make easy savory black beans

  • 1
    Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and onion. Cook, stirring frequently until the onion is translucent. Don't let the garlic burn.
  • 2
    Add the can of black beans, including the liquid. Let simmer for a few minutes, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3
    Serve in small bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro and cotija cheese, if desired.

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