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Mexican Black Beans

Black beans are amazing. Not only do they taste delicious, they are tiny nutritional powerhouses. Black beans are full of fiber, protein, and folate, and they’re low on the glycemic index. Some studies claim that frequently eating beans can help weight loss and maintenance. Pass the beans!

These black beans are savory and yummy, and are the perfect side dish for a Mexican meal. I like to serve these beans with tacos, inside of burritos, or in a burrito bowl. This recipe takes very little effort, but really elevates your meals to a new and yummy level.


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

3 cloves of garlic, minced

½ c. onion, diced

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

¼ c. cilantro, chopped

Salt to taste

Serve topped with cotija cheese, if desired

Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute. Add the beans, cumin, and chili powder and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat. 

Season with salt to taste. Add the cilantro and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

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