Spicy Citrus Black Beans

Spicy Citrus Black Beans

Earlier this week we had this yummy Tofu Ranchero for dinner, but I wanted to serve it with something more exciting than plain canned beans. Remembering some citrus black beans I recently tried in a Caribbean restaurant, I decided to start adding things until I could recreate that delicious flavor. After some sauteed onion and garlic, lots of spices, and some orange and lime juice; the ending black bean dish was delicious and unexpected. Full of flavor and nice change of pace from traditional black beans.

Spicy Citrus Black Beans


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • .5 tsp. onion powder
  • .5 tsp. garlic powder
  • .5 tsp. oregano
  • .5 tsp. cumin
  • .5 tsp. salt
  • 30 oz. canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a medium size pot.
  2. Add the onion and cook for 5-6 minutes until it becomes soft. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Stir in all the spices and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Add the beans, orange juice, and lime juice. Let simmer for 5 minutes.

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