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a teal bowl with black beans topped with diced jalapeño
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Jalapeño Black Beans

Starting with canned beans makes this side dish so quick and easy! Jalapeño black beans are the perfect side dish for all of your favorite Mexican recipes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: sides
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 178kcal


  • 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 c water
  • salt
  • Mexican hot sauce, like Tapatio or Cholula optional


  • In a medium-sized pot saute the onion, garlic, and jalapeño in oil for about two minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Next add in the cumin, black beans and a generous pinch of salt. Stir to combine then add in the water. Bring the beans to a simmer, then cover and turn the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid. Use a potato masher to break up some the beans until they are thick and creamy, you could also blend half of the beans in a blender and then add them back into the pot, either way works just fine. Taste then season with a tsp of hot sauce. Serve immediately!


Pinto beans and white beans also work well for this recipe! 


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg