Recipe: 10 Minute Black Beans

Black Beans done in 10 Minutes! So simple and perfect for a side dish or main dish with rice.The most popular recipe ever on my site has been my Frugal Black Beans. Slow cooked with seasonings, peppers, and an onion, these beans are a perfect addition to soups or chilis, make a wonderful side dish to slow cooked chicken burritos, or can be eaten with a simple bowl of white rice for a cheap and filling meal.

But, sometimes I forget to plan ahead, and at 5:15pm, I look at the taco meat that’s simmering and realize I don’t have a side dish! Obviously too late to cook beans from scratch, I turn to canned beans. But, they always leave something to be desired…but, after many trials and error, I think I’ve finally found a way to jazz up canned black beans to where they’re loved even by my picky kids who are used to the delicious slow cooked variety :)

When I was first experimenting with this recipe, I used actual onion, but my family likes the flavor without the texture of onion, so I turned to dried onion. If you prefer to use an actual onion, use 1/4 C and chop it finely.

10 Minute Black Beans
recipe from Sara at Save Money, Live Joyfully
serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main dish

  • 1 (15 oz) can Black Beans
  • 1/2 tsp dried onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 TBS fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Drain black beans, and pour into a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Mix in onion and garlic and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn beans down to simmer, and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cilantro and allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

Check out my ideas for Leftover Black Beans!

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