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This Easy Black Beans Recipe is gluten free, so tasty, has a short ingredient list, and can easily be made vegetarian or vegan! showmetheyummy.com #glutenfree #blackbeans
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Easy Black Beans Recipe

This Easy Black Beans Recipe is gluten free, super tasty, has a short ingredient list, and can easily be made vegetarian or vegan!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans, easy, healthy
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 387kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup broth chicken or vegetable
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • shredded cotija optional for topping
  • finely minced cilantro optional for topping

Instructions

  • Heat saucepan over medium heat and add in oil.
  • Add in onions and saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in garlic, cayenne, cumin, and oregano and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in black beans and chicken broth.
  • Stirring regularly, bring to simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated (the beans will thicken more as they cool).
  • Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and top with cilantro and cotija.

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Notes

Vegetarian? Use vegetable broth, instead of the chicken!
Vegan? Use vegetable broth and skip the cotija!

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 1601mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg