Shot of white dish with cooked black beans, a pork chop garnished with slices of small peppers, and a small scoop of white rice garnished with cilantro.

Easiest Black Beans

 

Shot of white dish with cooked black beans, a pork chop garnished with slices of small peppers, and a small scoop of white rice garnished with cilantro.

Easiest Black Beans

Black beans seasoned with savory cumin, chili powder, sweet brown sugar and tangy vinegar.
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Cuban, Mexican, South American, Southwestern
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups dry black beans, sorted and rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Place beans in a pot and cover with water. Soak overnight.
  • When ready to cook, drain the beans and rinse with cold water.
  • Place the beans back in the pot with 5 cups of fresh water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Add salt, cover, and cook for 30 minutes. Skim off foam as needed.
  • Stir in the onion. Cover and simmer another 30 minutes.
  • Add garlic, cumin, oregano, and chili powder.
  • Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Skim off foam as needed.
  • Stir in brown sugar and vinegar.
  • Taste and add additional seasoning, if desired. Serve over rice or use in wraps.

Notes

Change it Up
  • Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes while cooking to add heat or after cooking to add flavor.
  • Garnish with chopped onions or cilantro, lime juice, diced avocado, and/or plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 7gFat: 0.5gSodium: 106mg
Keyword Easy, Meatless, Potluck, Vegan, Vegetarian
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