Black beans are one of the healthiest foods and offer numerous health benefits. They are high in both protein and fiber. A half-cup of black beans contains 114 calories, nearly 8 grams of protein, and 7.5 grams of fiber. From fighting disease to helping you maintain a healthy weight, there are so many reasons to eat your beans at every meal! They can be served either as a standalone side or as part of a dish. However, do you really know how to cook canned black beans?
The amazing health benefits they provide to the body are simply too great to leave them out. Still, to successfully implement canned black beans into your meals, you need to know how to cook them. With the nutritional benefits that black beans bring. Today, join me in learning how to cook canned black beans on the stove
The most important points you need to know.
1.The first thing you have to know is that any canned black bean portion consists of beans, water, and salt.
2.The second – canned black beans come already cooked. This means you don’t have to cook them.
3.You just warm them up, season them to taste (watch for the previous lines – they contain salt) and start “disguising” them into fancy and delicious meals.
How to cook canned black beans
- 1 Tbs butter
- ½ slice bacon cut into small pieces
- 2 slices onion chopped
- 15 oz can unseasoned black beans. Drained
- ½ Cup water
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp taco seasoning
- ½ tsp granulated white sugar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter until just soft.
Place the small pieces of bacon into the butter and cook until softened. Add the chopped onion and continue cooking until the onion is soft.
Add the drained beans all at once followed by the water.
Add the garlic powder, taco seasoning and sugar.
Heat over medium heat until the beans are bubbly and fragrant.
Taste and add salt and pepper to taste
Garnish as you please with jalapeno, cilantro or serve beans with rice, chicken, corn or in a burrito, taco, over a salad, etc