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How to Make Canned Black Beans

Today I’m going to show you how to make canned black beans. Once you try them you will be forever hooked. These black beans are so flavorful and quick to make. They work great as a side dish or even as the main dish.

black beans over white rice on a red plate

I am so in love with these beans. They are a simple meal but they do NOT lack in flavor.

My favorite way to enjoy them is over white rice. I like how the rice soaks up the delicious broth from the beans.

These are the beans I used. They are already seasoned but you can used ones that aren’t already seasoned.

canned black beans

I usually prefer to use dried beans as they are cheaper but you know how it goes when you work and have kids. Sometimes you just don’t have time and you need something quick! And there’s no shame in that!

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What gives the beans in this recipe so much flavor is sofrito.

Sofrito is very popular in Latin American cooking. It is used as a flavoring base for many popular recipes such as arroz con gandules, stews and many others.

How to Make the Best Canned Black Beans

Heat up some oil in a pot over medium heat. Once the oil is hot add the sofrito and let it saute for a couple of minutes.

sauteeing sofrito

Then add the beans to the pot. Do not drain them. Bring the beans to a boil over medium heat then reduce to medium low and simmer for about 15 minutes.

If you want your beans to be more brothy you can add a little water.

beans in a pot

Simmering the beans is really important as it softens the beans and allows the flavors to come together.

You can salt the beans if you feel it’s needed. Whether or not they need salt will depend on the type of canned beans you used.

Since these ones were seasoned I didn’t feel they needed much more salt. If you buy unseasoned beans they will probably need a little salt.

simmered black beans

Now you can eat these beans as is but my favorite way is over white rice. I encourage you to try it!

Easy Black Beans Recipe

I really hope you enjoyed today’s super easy black beans recipe. It’s one of the easiest yet most delicious recipe I make for my family and I hope you will share it with yours.

black beans served over white rice on a red plate

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black beans served over white rice on a red plate
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How to Make Canned Black Beans

This is an easy and super yummy way to use canned black beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword black beans with sofrito, canned black beans, easy black beans recipe
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 151 kcal
Author carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 cans black beans each can 15 oz
  • 3 tbs sofrito
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt optional

Instructions

  1. Heat up the oil in a pot over medium heat.

  2. When oil is hot add sofrito and let saute for about two minutes.

  3. Then add the canned beans to the pot. Do not drain the beans.

  4. Bring beans to a boil over medium heat.

  5. Reduce heat to medium low.

  6. Cover and simmer the beans for about 15 minutes.

  7. Salt the beans if desired and serve.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Canned Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Abbie

Thursday 11th of November 2021

This was great. My husband loved it!

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Wednesday 19th of February 2020

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