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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

179 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 27.5g; fat 5.3g; sodium 752.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
Mindful of hubs' sensitive innards I left out the cayenne but this sure wasn't short on flavor! I added salt used less cilantro (we're just beginning to like this stuff and didn't want to push it!) and more fresh red-ripe tomatoes and simmered it a little longer than directed to really meld and bring out the flavors in that wonderful sauce. Just delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2012
This was okay. It was a lot thicker than I expected. I guess that's how people are able to make it into burritos the next day. I will try that tomorrow. I only put one onion and it was a lot! Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
Mindful of hubs' sensitive innards I left out the cayenne but this sure wasn't short on flavor! I added salt used less cilantro (we're just beginning to like this stuff and didn't want to push it!) and more fresh red-ripe tomatoes and simmered it a little longer than directed to really meld and bring out the flavors in that wonderful sauce. Just delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2009
This was a great dish but I wish I had let it simmer longer. If I made it again I might even let it sit in the crock pot for a few hours on low. It was great over rice spicy but the perfect amount. I also used it as a filling in burritoes with cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
This was a great flavorful recipe. I took the other reviews advice and let it simmer longer. I served it over rice the first night and used the rice/leftovers cheese for vegetarian burritos the second night. When I make this again I will use two cans of black beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2011
I made these for dinner and it was delish! I made one slight alteration I added 3/4 cup of coconut milk which acts as an anti-flatulence especially with gas causing beans. Will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2009
This was SO GOOD and super easy. It was just spicy enough. I followed other reviews and let it simmer a while longer. My husband used the leftovers for burritos the next day. We will make this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2011
Great recipe. Just the right amount of spice and easy to make. I used a pound of dried beans instead of canned. Just put them in the slow cooker with about 5 cups of water for a few hours before adding the rest of the ingredients. It takes about 8 hours this way. Left out the cilantro because my hubby won't allow it but I think it would be a wonderful addition if you don't have picky eaters in the house. Added a splash of vinegar toward the end to fix the lack of umph. Otherwise I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
Picked up another can of black beans just so i can make this again. It was very good. Great side dish for any mexican/latin meal.Followed recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2010
Loved these - just wish I would of used less cilantro. As hard as I try I am not a huge fan of this herb. Next time I will stick to my tastes and I will enjoy this even more. Thanks for this great dish kimmers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2011
I loved this recipe! I was skeptical at first assuming it was going to be bland or boring...but nope I was WRONG. The beans along with the freshly diced tomatoes and onions were super good. I like a lot of heat so I added more cayenne than recommended. Served this with turkey burgers and sweet potato fries last night for a perfectly spicy meal. My boyfriend wasn't sure if he liked it or not since he is used to the standard baked beans as a side dish. I think next time I will either serve it over rice or add some water/extra tomato sauce to it to make it into a chili. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2012
This was okay. It was a lot thicker than I expected. I guess that's how people are able to make it into burritos the next day. I will try that tomorrow. I only put one onion and it was a lot! Read More
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