Southwestern Black Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 28-oz. can black beans
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 4 sprigs cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 1/4 cups frozen corn kernels (or you can use fresh about 3 ears)


  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat; add onion and cook till translucent.
  • Add the beans, chili, tomatoes, and cilantro; lower the heat and simmer 15 –30 minutes.
  • In the last 10 minutes, add the corn kernels. Salt to taste. If too dry, add up to 1 cup of water.


Per Serving: 249 Calories; 4g Fat; 14g Protein; 43g Carbohydrate; 13g Dietary Fiber; trace Cholesterol; 17mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with brown rice, shredded jack and cheddar cheeses, and chopped cilantro. Don’t forget to add a big green salad!
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