Black Beans a la Olla


Fresh herbs gives a hot Spanish flair to this black bean dish. It's a favorite from my Argentine boyfriend. This is traditionally served over rice.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 large onions, diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (19 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¾ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook the onions and garlic in the oil until the onions are translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the black beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, cumin, and cayenne pepper; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes. Add 3/4 cup cilantro and simmer another 2 minutes. Stir in the green onions and remove from heat. Garnish with 1/4 cup cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
5g Fat
28g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 753mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 788mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.