'Anything Goes' Easy Black Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
'Anything Goes' Easy Black Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

'Anything Goes' Easy Black Beans

Recipe by  

"Quick, healthy, and tastes good. Top with sour cream, if you like. Serve over rice or let it stand alone. You can also add just about anything else to this, that's why it's 'anything goes.' Add browned ground beef or turkey for a meaty, almost chili-like main dish. Garnish with diced hard-boiled eggs. Add chopped olives. Sometimes, I add cooked peas. I love the leftovers with scrambled eggs for breakfast; it's great the second day and in tortillas for lunch."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Stir black beans, 1 cup chicken broth, tomato paste, and cumin together in a heavy pot over low heat; cook at a simmer until hot, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion, green bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper in hot oil until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking just until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to the pot with the beans and stir.
  3. Stir sugar into the bean mixture, adding more chicken broth if you want more liquid in the final product; season with hot sauce and continue cooking at a simmer until the vegetables impart a savory flavor to the broth, 10 to 15 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View
  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 23, 2014

Delicious! I liked how these were different from the usual way that I prepare black beans. I kept them thicker, and served them as a side to 'Chipotle Beef Tostadas' from this site. We gobbled these up, and hubby asked to take the leftovers to work tomorrow, which makes these a keeper in my book~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)


1 Rating

Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 701 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Go Pro!

In Season

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Do Healthy Your Way
Do Healthy Your Way

Low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegan. Get recipes for your lifestyle.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup

See simple tricks for making super-easy black bean soup.

Best Black Beans

You won’t believe how simple this black bean side dish is. Enjoy!

Easy Roasted Peppers

Discover a simple way to roast and peel peppers.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States