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Mostly From Scratch Amazing Black Beans

An easy and big on flavor black beans recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes 14 oz
  • 1/2 of a red pepper finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 15 oz cans of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp of cumin
  • 1/4 tsp of oregano
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste I like buying tomato paste in a tube so I can refrigerate what I don't use.
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt plus more to taste


  • In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add your olive oil, red pepper and garlic and saute until they begin to soften about 5 minutes.
  • Now add your canned black beans, water, fresh cilantro, tomatoes, tomato paste and all of the spices and mix well.
  • Bring to a simmer
  • Once it comes to a simmer, turn your heat to low and cover to simmer for about 20 minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften a bit and the flavors come together
  • Remove from stove and taste for seasoning.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve over rice or alongside meat and enjoy!