We love black beans. I cook more black beans than any other type of beans. I use them to make my homemade refried beans, but I also like to take plain cooked beans and season them to serve with other Mexican type meals.
Beans and rice are very inexpensive to serve, but lets face it, they can be very boring and tiring served on their own.
The good thing about beans and rice though is that you can easily add flavor to them. On their own they are plain and simple, but by adding just a few ingredients you can really change the flavor.
These seasoned black beans have become one of my favorite ways to serve beans. I like to serve them with my Cilantro Lime Rice.
Seasoned Black Beans
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or use cooked dried beans)
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
In a pan cook and onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add oregano and cumin and cook over low heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add black beans and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, to allow flavors to blend. Add chopped cilantro and lime juice, stir and serve.
This post linked to Food On Friday and Mouthwatering Mondays.