Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


We love these beans. From The Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook & Program Basics.

I also have this recipe posted on another site and it has been very well received with over 50 5-star reviews. :)

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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 Tbsp
olive oil
4 clove
garlic, finely chopped
1 large
jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
2 15-oz can(s)
black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14-oz can(s)
chicken broth
fresh lime juice
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 c
monterey jack cheese

How to Make Mexican Black Beans


  • 1Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • 2Add garlic, chili and cumin and saute 30 seconds.
  • 3Add beans and broth and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Coarsely mash beans with potato masher.
  • 4Continue boiling until thick, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. (I cook mine longer - about 30 minutes).
  • 5Season to taste with lime juice, salt and pepper.
  • 6Add monterey pepper jack cheese on top and microwave for 2 minutes on high to melt cheese.
  • 7Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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About Mexican Black Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy