Mexican Black Beans

Not quite a chilli, but these lightly spiced, super flavoursome black beans are mouthwateringly good, especially if served with some red pepper and sweetcorn for that special pop of sweetness. Paired with fluffy and lightly chewy short grain brown rice, this is my idea of perfect comfort food.

Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 30 minutes

Servings - 4



  1. Add oil to a large, deep pot.
  2. Once the pot is hot, add the onion and garlic. If using powders, immediately add the diced peppers and cook out for 8 minutes or so.  Otherwise, cook for 5 minutes before adding the peppers and cook for a further 5 minutes more if using fresh ingredients.
  3. Add the black beans through to the sweetcorn.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes (you can thin out with a little water if desired).
  5. Serve with brown rice, a dollop of dairy-free or natural yogurt of choice, fresh coriander, and some nacho chips for crunch!