Fiesta Black Beans
10 min Prep, 15 min Cook
This easy bean stew is packed with protein, fiber, and flavor. Eat as a main dish, or serve as a side dish to any Mexican meal.
Prep all veggies.
Heat oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Add carrots and onions and season with salt and pepper (I used 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper). Cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add garlic and jalapeño. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 cup water and spices, chili powder through paprika. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add beans and simmer until liquid has mostly evaporated, about 6-8 minutes. The longer the beans simmer, the better. Add at least 1 cup, but add more as desired and cook until a thick consistency is reached. This time I added 1½ cups of water total.
When liquid is sufficiently evaporated, remove from heat. Stir in shredded cheese (optional). Serve hot and garnish with more cheese, red onion, and diced avocado, if desired.
Serving Size 453.5 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 524.5 cals||26%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 2200 kJ||26%|
|Fat 21.8 g||34%|
|Sodium 2328.7 mg||101%|
|Carbohydrate 54.9 g||18%|
|Protein 24.9 g||50%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|