Cafe Rio Style Black Beans
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"Mexican soul food," Cafe Rio Style Black Beans are delicious served with everything. They can also be served over rice or on their own...enjoy!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, (drain one can, don't drain the other)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) can tomato juice
  • salt (kosher or sea salt) and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  1. In a non-stick pan, cook garlic, cumin and olive oil over medium heat until fragrance is released, about one minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. Add beans, cook down for about 5 minutes until some of the liquid from the beans is absorbed and evaporated. Add can of tomato juice and seasoning to taste.
  3. Stir in chopped cilantro when ready to serve and garnish with sour cream if desired.
This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, and even 6 timed for 50 servings. You may cool and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days before serving. Reheat slowly over medium heat, stirring gently to avoid burning beans at bottom of pan. Add more tomato juice if needed.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at