Is this a side dish, or is it a burrito filling? Yes! It’s all in your perspective and your needs; Slightly Smashed Garlicky Black Beans can be both. Either way, easily add some filling protein to any vegetarian meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine black beans
Keyword basic black beans, black beans, garlic, side, side dish
Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and saute briefly.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in the beans, spices, and lime juice.
Continue to simmer beans over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and slightly smashing the beans with a big wooden spoon as you go.
Taste before serving, and season with a little additional salt and lime juice as desired.
Serve your garlicky black beans as a side dish, or as one of the filling options in a build-your-own-burrito bar. Top with chopped green onions or cilantro (optional).
This is a very basic garlicky smashed black beans recipe. A few variations: Saute a bit of chopped jalapeño and/or onion in olive oil until softened before adding in the garlic. Add a little vegetable broth to add more moisture and flavor. Stir in some chopped cilantro, if you’re a fan.
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