Southwestern Black Beans

This side dish is low in calories and fat and a quick way to dress up black beans, which are a good source of fiber and protein. Try it[ with pinto beans as well.]

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper with some seeds, minced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and strained
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • Zest of 1/2 lime, optional
Directions
  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the jalapeno and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans, 1/3 cup water, oregano and 1/8 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until most of the liquid is evaporated, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the lime juice and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the cilantro and lime zest if using and serve.

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