Fast Mexican Black Beans

by Silvia on September 15, 2013 · 8 comments

in Recipes / Recetas

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Frijoles negros a la mexicana

Beans are one of my favorite foods, I grew up eating them almost every day and now I do the same with my family. Last week I wanted to make black beans for lunch but I didn’t have a lot of time, so I went to my pantry and the fridge to see what I had, and in just a few minutes I had a beautiful and delicious bowl of black beans.

This is a perfect recipe to make when you are in a hurry and need a fast, delicious and nutritious meal.  Just add a few warm tortillas and you are set.

Fast Mexican Black Beans

4 portions

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 1 (11 oz) can of corn, drained
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

With a medium sized pot over high heat, pour in the olive oil. When oil is hot, turn down the heat to medium-high and add the onion and serrano peppers. Stir constantly until onion is soft and then add the tomatoes. Let them cook for 5 minutes and then add the black beans (with juice) and the corn (drained).  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Cover the pot and let it simmer for 12-15 minutes until all flavors are deliciously combined.

That’s it!

Pour in bowls and add a few warm tortillas.

¡Buen Provecho!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

September 16, 2013 at 11:46 am Mayito Castillo 1

Feliz independencia Mexico lindo y querido! Nada mejor para celebrar que esos deliciosos frijolitos negros. Gracias por la receta Silvia.

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January 5, 2016 at 8:38 pm Shirley Byrd 2

What is a serrano pepper

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January 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm Silvia 3

Hello Shirley,

I hope this finds you well.Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment.

Answering to your question, serrano peppers are bright green, long peppers (check the picture here http://www.mamalatinatips.com/2012/03/pico-de-gallo-salsa.html) which you can usually find in the Supermarket’s produce area near jalapeños and tomatillos)

Serranos are spicer than jalapeños with a deep flavor.

Have a great day, Silvia

January 10, 2016 at 12:02 pm Stephanie 4

PLEASE remember that these hot peppers can burn your fingers. Use gives or a plastic bag over your hands to protect them.

January 6, 2016 at 4:14 am Kathryn 5

I have been making black beans similar to this for years, so good!
I also make a cold version as follows:
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 or 2 diced fresh jalapenos
Chili seasoning, to taste
Mix all the ingredients together and serve as a side dish.

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January 8, 2016 at 12:31 pm Silvia 6

Yum! Thanks Kathryn for sharing!

January 11, 2016 at 8:44 am Kathryn 7

You’re welcome Sylvia!

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January 12, 2016 at 7:43 am Silvia 8

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for your comment. Since I have been chopping peppers since I was 13 years old they don’t bother me anymore; however, using plastic gloves or a plastic bag is a good tip. Thanks.

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