Spicy Black Beans
By 30 Minutes or Less
Refrigerating this black bean side dish for a few hours intensifies the flavor!

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
Category: Side Dishes
Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
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2 tsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 can (16 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup prepared hot salsa or picante sauce

1 Tbsp lime juice

1 tomato, seeded and chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan
  2. Saute the garlic until tender, about 2 minutes
  3. Add the beans, salsa and lime juice
  4. Simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes, sitrring occasionally
  5. Stir in tomatoes, sprinkle with cilantro. Serve over rice.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    130
  • Carbohydrates:    20g
  • Total Fat:    2.5g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    17%
  • Sodium:    350 mg
  • Protein:    6g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Services.



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