The Best Black Beans

Can we talk about black beans for a moment? We all need a good black bean recipe up our sleeve and this right here is The Best Black Beans recipe you’ve ever tasted!

… well, not literally “up your sleeve,” that would be kind of messy and gross. 

The Best Black Beans Recipe

They’re simple to make… hello can o’ black beans! 

They taste phenomenal with just a touch of spice and garlic. The best part is that they’re ready to enjoy in just about 10 minutes!

The Best Black Beans Recipe

Your Mexican entree is now complete thanks to this awesome side dish.

You obviously don’t have to drown them in chopped cilantro like I did, but you certainly can if you want. I’m not here to stand in your way. Cilantro is my friend. It’s also one of those ingredients that I am constantly thinking I am out of when I am at the grocery store. Yesterday I looked in my fridge and found 3 bunches of cilantro… hmm… 

Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!!(??)

The Best Black Beans Recipe

Definitely give this simple and easy recipe a try for your next Taco Tuesday or pair it with some of my favorite Mexican dishes. You’re going to love it!

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The Best Black Beans

The Best Black Beans is a recipe that adds a better flavor to your regular black beans side dish!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 10 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 black beans, 15oz can
  • 1 green chiles, 4oz can, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 to 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped


  • Combine the black beans (do not drain them), green chiles, onion, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in a small pot over medium heat. Stir and bring to a gentle boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper to your preference. Just before serving stir in the chopped cilantro. Enjoy!


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 2mg
Keywords: black beans, cilantro, green chiles
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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