Easy Black Bean Recipe

I was a bit of a picky eater growing up – and black beans were definitely on my “never going to try” list. I can’t remember who convinced me to try them once I had grown up a little bit – but I fell in LOVE. Once I tried them, I kicked refried beans to the curb. Permanently. This recipe is so simple, but it is one of my favorite ways to eat them. It makes a great side dish or topping for any Mexican main dish!

Serves: 4-6

Easy Black Bean Recipe

These beans are SO easy to throw together - and they make a great side dish or topping for all your favorite Mexican dishes.

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 2 16-oz cans black beans (drain one, and leave the liquid from the other one)
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1-oz packet of ranch dressing mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, combine beans, onion, and garlic and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, and then add in cilantro, ranch dressing, and salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, and then serve.

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