Seasoned Black Beans

“I often like to add black beans to my tacos or enchiladas. While they are fine plain, having them seasoned makes for a much better meal. The quick version uses items in stock at all times in my kitchen, but depending on what you have in stock, you can add all or some of the enhanced recipe ingredients. ” – April Ferre

Seasoned Black Beans

Course: Side Dishes – Rice & Beans
Cuisine: Mexican


  • 1 15-Ounce Can Black Beans Undrained
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Oregano

Additions for Enhanced Version:

  • 1/2 Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 Jalapeno Pepper Finely Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice


  • Add all ingredients to saucepan and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.
  • Recipe may be multiplied as needed.

Enhanced Version:

  • If you want to put in a little more effort, first sauté onion and Jalapeno pepper in saucepan until soft. Then add spices and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add black beans and simmer. Finish with cilantro and lime juice.

2019 Adapted recipe – April Ferre – Adapted from