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black beans in white bowl

Quick and Easy Black Beans

Rich and flavorful black beans that come together in about 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon oil olive or avocado recommended
  • 2/3 cup finely diced onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves pressed or finely minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth can sub beef/veg broth or even water, more if desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime


  • In a saucepan on the stove, heat the olive oil to med-high heat. Sauté onions for about 3 minutes or until they just start to become translucent. Add garlic and sauté abut 30 seconds more.
  • Add beans, broth, and remaining seasonings and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover,  cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and add in a few squeezes of fresh lime juice. If desired for thicken consistency, use the back of a spoon or rubber spatula to smash some of the beans. They will continue to thicken more upon standing, feel free to add more liquid as desired.


Serving: 1/3 cup, Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1.5g
Keyword: beans, Brazil, brazilian, Latin
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Sara Wells
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