Another dish that I made for Mama Gena! This is a simple way to add a punch to your black beans. It’s great for a taco, for a salad, or on top of a chili! They hold well, too! So you can make a batch and stick them into recipes throughout your week. Beans are a great and healthy source of protein!

Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans
Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans
Print Recipe Quick Cumin Scented Black Beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: Mexican, vegan
Servings: 6 people


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground cumin
  • 2 cans fire roasted chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cans organic black beans
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili spice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro


  • Heat olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan.
  • Sauté onions and garlic for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add cumin and sauté.
  • Add tomatoes and sauté for 5 minutes then add black beans, chili spice, salt and pepper.
  • Let simmer on stove for 15 minutes to 20 minutes until beans are thick. Remove from heat.
  • Add fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro before serving.