Get ready to turn an ordinary meal into an extraordinary fiesta with our Crushed Black Beans recipe. These zesty beans are bursting with flavor, making them the perfect addition to your table. Let's get ready to spice things up!


  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 69
  • Total Fat: 3.5g (5% DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g (2% DV)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 28mg (1% DV)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8g (2% DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8g (11% DV)
  • Sugars: 1.3g
  • Protein: 3.3g


  1. Heat things up! Start by warming up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once it's sizzling, add that canola oil and let it shimmer.

  2. Time to release some aroma. Toss in those minced garlic cloves and let them sizzle for about 30 seconds. That fragrance? It's your kitchen's way of saying, "Get ready for something amazing!"

  3. Add the crushed red pepper flakes and ground cumin to the party. Stir them in with the garlic for about 30 seconds until they start to dance in the skillet.

  4. Now, the stars of the show, our black beans, get their turn in the spotlight. Drain and rinse them, then toss them into the skillet. Mix them up with the aromatic medley for about 2-3 minutes. Let those flavors meld!

  5. Pour in the low-sodium chicken broth and bring it all to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and let it gently bubble away for about 10 minutes.

  6. Time for a zesty twist! Squeeze in that lime juice and give everything a good stir.

  7. Now, the fun part - crushing the beans. Use a potato masher or the back of a fork to crush about half of the beans. This will give your dish a wonderful texture.

  8. Simmer everything for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend and the mixture to thicken.

  9. Taste test! Add a pinch of salt and pepper if desired. Adjust the spice level to your liking.

  10. Serve up your Crushed Black Beans as a flavorful side dish, a taco filling, or a topping for nachos. The choice is yours!


These Crushed Black Beans are incredibly versatile and can add a kick to various dishes. Feel free to customize them with your favorite toppings like cheese, sour cream, or cilantro. Whether you're looking for a side or a star ingredient, these beans are sure to elevate your meal to a new level of deliciousness!

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