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Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans are super easy to make! A delicious side dish for those tacos, enchiladas or for burrito bowls, this Mexican black beans recipe comes together quick! vegetarian + vegan + easily gluten free
Course Component, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Mexican Black Beans, Mexican Black Beans Recipe, Mexican Style Black Beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 129kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean


  • 1 3/4 C (465g) Cooked Black Beans undrained, about one can or cooked from scratch
  • 1/4 C (35g) Red or White Onion diced, about 1/4 small onion
  • 1/2 C (140g) Fire Roasted Tomatoes from a can, freeze the leftovers
  • 2 tsp Adobo Sauce Gluten free if needed *see note
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper Gluten free if needed. (optional - but takes the spicy up!) from the can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder or 1 garlic clove minced
  • Lime Juice


  • In a small sauce pot, add the cooked black beans and their cooking liquid, onions, tomatoes, adobo sauce, chipotle pepper if using, salt, cumin, and garlic powder.
  • Bring the ingredients to a simmer. Lid, turn the heat to low and gently cook for about 15 minutes or until the onions have softened.
  • Stir in a good squeeze of lime juice and taste for salt adjustment.
  • Store in a lidded container in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to two weeks. Thaw overnight in the fridge and gently rewarm on the stove top.


*Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are a pantry staple. I use it in all my Mexican food recipes. It has a long refrigerator life and leftovers freeze with ease. Find Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce on the Mexican food isle of your grocery store. 


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg