Smashed Black Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/4 cup minced yellow onion

1 jalapeno pepper, minced

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon salt

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups cooked black beans

1 cup chicken or vegetable stock

1 tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Cook the onions and jalapenos in the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the cumin, oregano, salt and garlic, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the beans, stock and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the beans from the heat and strain, reserving the liquid. Mash the beans in a small bowl with a potato masher, adding the vinegar and cooking liquid to keep the beans soft. (You will probably not use all the liquid.).

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