Easy Black Beans Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add ground chile, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Add beans, water and tomato paste; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are heated through and the sauce is slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.