Recipe: Creamy Black Beans With Cilantro

A bowl of creamy black beans is not only nurturing during the cold months, but it also tastes rich. We add cilantro and sour cream to balance out the intensity. Enjoy!

3 cups black beans, dried
Water as needed
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 teaspoons cumin, ground
3 tablespoons butter of choice
2 tablespoons jalapenos (in jar)
2-4 tablespoons sour cream
2-4 tablespoons cilantro1a_Care2 recipe black bean & cilantra_443x267_72

  • Soak beans overnight, then drain water and add fresh water covering 2 inches above the beans. Heat to boiling and lower to a simmer.
  • Cook uncovered, adding water as needed.
  • Add cumin, granulated onion and garlic.
  • Simmer for 3 hours or so or until beans are tender. After 1 1/2 to 2 hours, add butter (helps to soften the beans and makes broth creamier.)
  • Once the beans are soft, add salt and jalapenos.
  • Remove from heat, add sour cream and cilantro or dollop individual bowls and garnish with cilantro.

Serves: 4-6 people

Total cooking time: 2-3 hours


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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus C3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 years ago

I like to serve Black Beans over Brown rice with sauteed peppers and onions on top. YUM

Mona Pietsch
Mona Pietsch3 years ago

Thank you

Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago


Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T3 years ago

Thanks for this great recipe.

Tiffany Schreiner


Teresa Fazackerley

thank you for the share, wishing everyone e fantastic day,

Ruth S.
Ruth S3 years ago


Janis K.
Janis K3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.