A pot of quick seasoned black beans, with a wooden spoon, jalapeños and green onion on the side
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4.67 from 6 votes

Quick Seasoned Black Beans

With just a few simple ingredients, these Quick Seasoned Black Beans are a fast and flavorful side dish for your weeknight dinners.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Total Cost: $1.33 recipe / $0.33 serving
Servings: 6 about 1/2 cup each
Calories: 142.68kcal


  • 1 jalapeño $0.18
  • 1 clove garlic $0.08
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil $0.04
  • 1/2 tsp cumin $0.05
  • 2 15 oz. cans black beans $0.98


  • Slice the stem off the jalapeño, then cut it in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds (leave a few in if you prefer your beans spicy), then finely dice the rest of the jalapeño. Mince the garlic.
  • Add the diced jalapeño and minced garlic to a small sauce pot with the cooking oil and cumin. Sauté over medium heat for about one minute.
  • Add the beans (do not drain) and bring to a simmer over medium to heat through. Taste and season with salt if needed. Serve hot.


Calories: 142.68kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.12g | Protein: 7.67g | Fat: 3.43g | Sodium: 436.48mg | Fiber: 7.73g