Chopped avocado and a squeeze of lime add fresh flavor to this classic pantry dish.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add garlic, salt, and half the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.

  • Stir in black pepper, cumin, and oregano and cook 1 minute more.

  • Add beans and water to pan and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until beans are warmed through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining tablespoon oil.

  • Serve black beans over white rice and garnish with remaining onion, avocado, and lime wedges.

Reviews (5)

173 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 10
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I have made this for lunch many times. It is a go-to recipe when you have not been to the store. Love Lucinda's program and recipes.
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This dish could convince me to become a vegetarian! So simple and yet delicious to the max. I have another recipe for this that takes hours and contains a plethora of ingredients and yet I think this preparation has as much flavor or more Keep 'em coming, Lucinda.
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This dish could convince me to become a vegetarian! It was so delicious and it couldn't be easier. I have another recipe for this dish that takes a long time to prepare and I think this was is just as good or better. Thanks, Lucinda.
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Fantastic simple stand-by recipe! This came out perfectly the first time I made it, AND I've made it several times since - it is a winner every time. Thanks, Luncinda, for another great recipe!
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I went to the pantry, gathered ingredients to include brown rice, then to the fridge, and grabbed a bag of salad fixings. I did not have an avocado. I used a red onion, and red and green peppers, Voila, a dish very similar to a dish my husband ate in Costa Rica. FANTASTIC!! He wants the same dish for supper over eggs, Thanks for great dish Lucinda. I have tried many of your recipes and you bring joy to so many of our meals. Your show is still on TV and we've already finished lunch!!