Better Black Beans

Category
Sauces, Dips, Dressings & Spreads
Soup/Stew

This recipe is perfect when you want restaurant-quality black Beans that are both quick and simple to make. By adding just a few ingredients, you can transform ordinary canned beans into a delicious main dish, side dish, or appetizer. Whether you eat them straight out of the bowl, use them in a wrap, or serve them with your favorite tortilla chips - you're going to love them!

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 15-ounce can black beans
5 sprigs of cilantro, stems removed and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
vegan cheese shreds (optional)

Heat the olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until semi-translucent. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring just until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Add the beans, including the liquid, then add the cilantro, salt, and cayenne. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, uncovered, until most of the water has evaporated.

With a potato masher or the backside of a wooden spoon, mash the bean mixture until mostly smooth. Top with your favorite vegan cheese shreds if desired.

Refrigerate any leftovers and enjoy within three days.

Contains
Beans (canned)
Cilantro
Garlic
Oil
Onion
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