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Kicked-Up Skillet Black Beans

An easy and versatile recipe for spicy black beans. This is the perfect Mexican side dish, and also makes a delicious filling for tacos or quesadillas!


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion  chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • squeeze of lime juice & sprinkle of cilantro to serve


  • Warm olive oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño. Sauté about 5 minutes, until the veggies begin to soften. Stir in the salt, cumin, and chipotle powder.
  • Stir in the beans and broth. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently until the beans are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro leaves. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 42kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 235mg, Potassium: 117mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1040IU, Vitamin C: 43.1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.6mg
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