Black Beans

Black Beans

Servings 8 servings
Calories 240kcal


  • 1 lb black beans
  • 4 cups chicken broth low salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion medium
  • 1 sweet green pepper medium
  • 1 sweet red pepper medium
  • 1 ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin ground
  • ½ tsp kosher salt coarse



  • Place the beans in a bowl or pot, cover with cold water and allow to soak overnight.
  • Drain and rinse before proceeding.


  • Alternatively, add the beans to a medium pot and cover with hot water.
  • Bring to a boil, and then boil for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, cover the pot and allow the beans to sit for 1 hour.
  • Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water before proceeding.


  • In a medium pot, add the soaked beans, chicken broth, 2 cups water, the garlic, onions and green, red and yellow bell peppers.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 ½ hours.
  • Then add the chili powder, cumin and salt and stir.
  • Cover and continue simmering until the liquid level is to your liking, about another hour.
  • Taste for seasoning and add more of what it needs.
  • Serve in a bowl with sour cream, cilantro, lime wedges and diced bell peppers on the side.


Nutrition Facts
Black Beans
Amount Per Serving (246 g)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 1093mg31%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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