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Spicy Black Beans

Spicy Black Beans


Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Coarse salt
  • Cilantro leaves (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and red-pepper flakes; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add black beans and 1 cup water.

  2. Bring to a simmer; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. (Add more water for a thinner consistency if necessary.) Season with coarse salt, and garnish with cilantro leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.

Reviews (2)

  • jcsallen3 3 Oct, 2011

    Very tasty, quick and pantry staples.

  • jandafrog 8 Nov, 2008

    Simple and delicious. Just like restaurant beans as a side or in a burrito.

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