Spicy Vegetarian Black Beans (Fusion)


I came up with this when I became vegan. I serve it over basmati rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 onions, finely chopped

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 1 serrano pepper, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 tomatoes, diced

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans

  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet; add onions and cook and stir until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high and add bell pepper, serrano pepper, garlic, ground cumin, ground turmeric, and cayenne pepper to onion, cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Mix diced tomatoes, black beans, tomato sauce, green onion, lime juice, salt, and brown sugar into onion mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and top with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
3g Fat
39g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 1186mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 43mg 216%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 962mg 20%

* 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.

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