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“I think you mean…intense” Black Beans

“I think you mean…intense” Black Beans


This is my go to recipe for black beans that go into something else – burritos, quesadillas, super-awesome comfort dip, and so on. They are pretty intense on their own, so not the best for something like black beans and rice.



  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup stock
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. saute onions and garlic until just softened
  2. add beans, spices, stock, wine and water
  3. bring to a boil for 2 minutes, reduce and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, simmer another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice


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