I’m sure I’ve mentioned it here before, but we’ve been incorporating more beans into our menu plans. I just can’t get enough of them. I’ve wanted to try the lovely Elly’s recipe forever now, as anyone who has ever made them raves and raves. After finally getting around to making them, I can see why. Creamy and delicious, with a huge punch of flavor from the seasonings. And, the kicker? They only took 20 minutes! You’d swear they’d been cooking all day…

I thought about doubling the recipe, but it was just enough for all of us to have with supper as well as a couple spoonfuls for another plate of leftovers. Next time I probably will, as I would like to enjoy them on top of some rice for a lunch or two during the week. It’s the perfect side dish for any Tex-Mex that comes out of your kitchen. I’d been in kind of a rut with Spanish rice, but it’s nice to have something new to switch things up with. Will definitely be making this one again and again. World famous, indeed!


  1. Posted February 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Laura! These black beans look so delicious and really, really flavorful. Love all the spices and the fresh kick with cilantro. Hope you’re still enjoying life on the Eastern Shore – I grew up there and hope to visit again soon! 🙂

  2. Posted February 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM | Permalink

    My husband loves black beans because it is very nutritious and flavorful. I will have to try this recipe. I’ll look forward for more posts!

  3. Posted February 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM | Permalink

    I’m so glad you liked them, Laura! We eat these beans all the freaking time, which you could probably guess since we eat Mexican food a lot. 🙂

  4. Posted February 14, 2012 at 12:39 AM | Permalink

    Mmm… I just pinned this. Can’t wait to try!!

  5. Posted February 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM | Permalink

    How did I miss these? I am a freak for Mexican food so you know I’ll be making these!

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