Spicy Black Beans

This is one of my favorite go-to recipes! These are fantastic (seriously so, so good) as an Empanada filling, with a side of guacamole. I also love to use this recipe to dress up simple quesadillas topped with fresh salsa and some cool crisp lettuce. These beans would be a great addition to a rice bowl or served on the side during taco night! Okay…now I’m hungry!

Spicy Black Beans

Course: Side Dish
Author: The Mill Town Kitchen


  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (finely diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (finely diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 tspn chili powder
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 Jalapeno (optional) (finely chopped)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, zested


  • Coat the bottom of your pan with olive oil and saute the onion, red pepper, garlic and spices, just for 1 minute
  • add your drained and rinsed black beans and your corn, stirring until combined
  • cook until the beans are warmed through and your frozen corn has thawed (only a minute or two – You don’t want soggy or over cooked veggies here)
  • Remove from heat before adding a good pinch of salt and your chopped cilantro and lime zest.  

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