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Black beans

Easy Black Beans


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s the best trick: how to cook canned black beans in 5 minutes! This recipe transforms a bland can of beans into a flavor-packed dinner.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 15-ounce can black beans*
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Scant 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Drain the beans, but don’t rinse them. Mince the garlic.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant but not yet browned.
  3. Add the beans (drained but not rinsed), cumin, kosher salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Cook 2 minutes until warmed through. Taste and add additional salt if desired. Store leftovers refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.

Notes

*Double this recipe to make 4 servings: leftovers save well refrigerated! 

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

Keywords: Black Beans, Black Beans Recipe