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Mexican Black Beans in a yellow bowl on a red napkin. Cut limes are placed beside the yellow bowl.

Mexican Black Beans Recipe

This easy Mexican black beans recipe is made with canned beans and flavored with cumin, onion, chipotle peppers, lime juice, and tomatoes with green chilies. They are made in under 20 minutes. Make them for a healthy, flavorful side dish perfect for Taco Tuesdays!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 118kcal


  • 30.5 oz canned black beans (15.25 oz) each
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 10 oz canned diced tomatoes with green chilies or Rotel
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in Abobo sauce diced


  • Add 2 (15oz) cans of black beans with their liquid in pot.
  • Add ½ cup chopped red onion, 1 tbs cumin, 3 crushed garlic, 10 oz can of Rotel (or tomatoes with green chilies), and 2 diced chipotle peppers in Abobo sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook on medium heat and bring to a low boil.
  • Cover with lid. Continue to cook on low heat for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Add juice from 1 lime.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and red onions and serve.



Note: This recipe is vegetarian and delicious as is! However, for a little additional flavor, you can add 1 tsp of bacon grease when cooking.
Note: Garnish with fresh jalapenos for additional spice and flavor.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg