14 Reviews

This is perhaps the easiest recipe I have tried for black beans. I made this with no deviations from the recipe. The combination of spices and flavors is just perfect. The beans were great served in flour tortillas with cheese, sour cream, salsa and the works! I'll definitely make this again soon.

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Fauve October 22, 2002

Becky, this recipe is great and was my first introduction to these yummy beans. I did a quick soak first, as I was short of time (brought water to the boil, turned heat off and let it sit for an hour) and then put everything together and let it simmer 2 hours, by which time the beans were tender. I also doubled the recipe and stored the remainder in the freezer (but they didn't stay there long!). I'll be cooking up another batch this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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Daydream May 23, 2003

This was just what I was looking for! Thanks, it goes in my cookbook, the perfect recipe for dried black beans. Ready for that special recipe. Carole in Orlando

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carole in orlando March 22, 2004

This was a very good recipe. I was having a little party so I quadrupled (!!!) the recipe. The beans were a big hit with the group - especially with my vegetarian friend. Since the recipe was quadrupled, I had to cook the beans a lot longer than one hour (the beans soaked for more than 6 hours) but the results were well worth it.

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Chicagopm March 30, 2003

Fairly good, although I think I undercooked mine a bit and put a smidge too much cayenne though this isn't the fault of the recipe! They were spicy but bland if that makes any sense! Probably would've been better if I had cooked them longer. Will try again sometime.

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StacyMD187373 May 22, 2012

This was great! I didn't have any green peppers but made it otherwise as written. Thank you so much!

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SwtGrl1231 January 31, 2010

These are really great black beans. I usually just cook mine with garlic and onion and I was looking for another spice variation to change things up a bit. This combination worked well with my stuffed peppers...yum!

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Secretly Southern February 01, 2009

Excellent! I'm trying to stretch my food budget, so I decided to make these beans instead of buying the canned variety. I followed the recipe to the letter and was very pleased with the results. Nicely seasoned, and the pinch of cayenne pepper gave it a little extra kick. I'll be making these again very soon.

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Just Alison August 03, 2008

Just enough spice to make it very yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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Sweet Deb February 27, 2008

This had the perfect flavor we were looking for. I left out the onion and bell pepper, and used a hand blender just enough to leave some beans partially intact. I don't think I will ever buy canned black beans again. Thank you for posting, this will be used frequently.

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Kristianne September 25, 2006
Black Beans