I’m always in need of a quick dish and something that my husband will like. If he likes it AND I can sneak some veggies in, that’s a win-win really. He always prefers something Mexican. I get it. He’s Mexican. But sometimes I get tired of the same old meat, rice and tortillas. That’s literally every Mexican dish broken down to it’s basics. I little change once in a while never hurt anyone, so I decided to give some sprucing to the ‘ol black bean and make easy peasy Mexican black beans.
Beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine, and for good reason. They are so delicious and filling! Beans are a dish that dates back all the way to ancient Mesopotamia before Europe had even thought of exploring. Because they are high in both fiber and protein they were(and still are) an excellent choice of energy. Black beans are a a complex carb, which mean that it takes your body longer to process. This means you will stay fuller longer without any blood sugar spikes from simple carbs.
Most of the time when I cook with black beans I just dump straight from the can. But adding a few extra ingredients can really help to spice things up. To get that Mexican flavor that my husband loves so much, I first sautee onion, tomato and garlic together until the onions are soft and translucent. Then I dump in the beans, tomato sauce and spices and let them all get friendly for about 10 minutes.
These beans are perfect as a side dish or you could use them in any recipe that you would normally use regular black beans. These add a good punch of extra flavor without much extra effort and for an added bonus, blend them up to make some flavorful refried beans.
Easy Peasy Mexican Black Beans
- 2 cans black beans
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1-2 roma tomatoes diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tbs dried oregano
- 1 tbs cumin
- 1 handful cilantro chopped
- In a medium pan sautee onion, tomato and garlic until soft and translucent, over medium heat.
- Next add beans, spices and cilantro and let simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
- Top with more cilantro and enjoy!