Easy Beans

The easiest black beans are often the yummiest.  I love a good black bean dish as a side with burgers or tacos, as a filling for tamales or as a whole, stand alone dish.  Living in San Antonio for so long I loved beans,  There was just something about them that was so warm and comforting.  All I have been searching for since I can to the northeast was a proper bean dish.  It’s so easy.  So flavorful and ready to go in under ten minutes!  Without the toppings and even with some, this is a #vegan dish. With toppings, it’s vegetarian so have your fun with it and a nice cerveza on the side.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (Liquid and all)
  • 1 Jalapeño, diced seeds removed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 meaty tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil


After dicing all of your veggies, toss them into a medium hot pan and sautee. until mostly done, about three minutes. You can use any type of onion you like but I love red onions for this. Add beans along with the liquid into the pan and bring to a simmer. Its best if you get the ones that are no salt added so that you know what your beans are going to taste like. Leaving the liquid in gives these beans a great texture and flavor.

Simmer the beans for about 5 minutes, letting the liquid to reduce until you like the consistency. I personally love a little bit of liquid remaining but still a bit thickened.

And really thats it! I said that it was easy! You can taste and decide if you would like a bit more salt but honestly the flavor of the Jalapeño is going to make this taste amazing. Serve as a side of as a whole meal with toppings like cheese, sour cream, avocado and salsa. Serve it up with a nice cerveza and you will have no doubt that summer is here.

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