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
- Drain black beans, and pour into a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Mix in onion and garlic and bring to a boil.
- Turn beans down to simmer, and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in cilantro and allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Check out my ideas for Leftover Black Beans!