Learn how to make the best Seasoned Black Beans! This healthy, easy black bean recipe includes canned black beans simmered in spices. This recipe is great for tacos, salads, burritos and more!
Seasoned Black Beans
I love this meal! Not only does it come together in a flash, but with the protein packed black beans, it’s the perfect healthy dish. On days when you don’t have the time for a big meal but you want to be sure your family is eating a wholesome dinner, these Seasoned Black Beans are the way to go! These black beans are seasoned with a blend of cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika and hot sauce.
Ingredients for Seasoned Black Beans
As always, here is a quick overview of the ingredients used in our seasoned black beans and tex mex bowls. For the complete recipe, just keep scrolling.
- Black beans: this recipe uses canned black beans.
- Hot sauce: your favorite brand will work fine.
- Spices: cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika.
How to Season Black Beans
This recipe seriously could not be any easier. First, heat a sauce pan to medium heat, add your undrained black beans, hot sauce and spices. Next, reduce your heat to medium low and allow the beans to simmer for at least 15 minutes, but no longer than 30. And that’s it, your mexican black beans are done!
Are black beans healthy?
Yes! Black beans pack a punch with nutrients. They are rich in protein, antioxidants and fiber, making them an ideal food!
Is this black bean bowl good for meal prep?
Yes! These beans can be prepared and kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days. These tex mex bowls are perfect for lunches, burritos or nachos!
How do I make a Loaded Tex Mex bowl?
To make a Loaded Tex Mex bowl, I chopped up some tomatoes, green onions and avocados. I made this Crock Pot Zesty Chicken and threw it on top, but you could use grilled chicken or a rotisserie chicken. I cooked up a big pot of rice, but if you’re watching your carbs, this Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is keto friendly! Layer your beans on top of the rice, then add your chicken and chopped vegetables. Top with your Tex Mex sauce and tortilla strips!
Other Easy Weeknight Meals
- Spicy Sausage Black Bean Pasta
- Shrimp and Creamy Cheesy Grits
- Keto Coconut Shrimp
- One Pan Cheesy Pasta
- 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, do not drain
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
For the Seasoned Black Beans:
- Heat a small sauce pan to medium heat.
- Add the undrained can of black beans, hot sauce and spices. Reduce heat to medium low and let it simmer for at least 15 minutes, no more than 30 minutes.
Loaded Tex Mex Bowls (last photo)
Add 1/2 cup cooked rice, 1/2 cup Seasoned Black Beans, 1/2 cup chopped lettuce, a handful of shredded or rotisserie chicken, shredded cheese, tomatoes, avocado, green onions, tortillas strips (or chips) and the Creamy Tex Mex Sauce.
For the Sauce:
Combine the sour cream and hot sauce.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 3.5 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 433.2mgCarbohydrates: 18.4gNet Carbohydrates: 10.9gFiber: 7.5gSugar: 0.4gProtein: 6.6g