Mexican Black Beans just like the ones you love from Mexican restaurants but homemade! With a short list of budget-friendly pantry ingredients and 40 minutes, you can achieve gourmet flavors and the perfect creamy texture.
– Black beans – Extra virgin olive oil – Red or yellow onion – Garlic cloves – Jalapeño – Ground cumin – Dried Mexican oregano – Chipotle chile flakes – Kosher salt – Black pepper – Fresh tomatoes – Extra virgin olive oil – Lime juice – Fresh cilantro leaves
Make the sofrito. Saute the onion in a pan with oil over medium heat. Once it’s soft, add the garlic, chipotle chile or red pepper flakes, cumin, and oregano.
Next, pour the tomatoes into the pan. You want to maintain a rapid simmer so the tomatoes can break down and most of the liquid evaporates. Season with salt and pepper.
Finish with garnishes. Stir a glug of extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of lime juice, and cilantro in with the beans. Add more salt, pepper, or lime juice to suit your taste buds, then serve.