Black Beans a la Olla

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Fresh herbs give this popular Argentine dish a nice flavor boost. It's most traditionally served over rice.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 large
    onions, diced
  • 6 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1 19-oz can(s)
    black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 16-oz can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 2
    tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 c
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green onions
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make Black Beans a la Olla


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook the onions and garlic in the oil until the onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir in the black beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, cumin, and cayenne pepper; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Add 3/4 cup cilantro and simmer another 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the green onions and remove from heat.
  5. Garnish with 1/4 cup cilantro.

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About Black Beans a la Olla

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Latin American

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