Black beans are a great staple in a diet. They are full of antioxidants, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates – all of which are necessary for your body to function properly.
They are also brilliant for absorbing flavors. If you soak or cook them in any spices, they will take on that flavor, while adding their own slightly sweet taste.
As well as this, they are very malleable. in that, they can be eaten whole or mashed up into different foods.
This makes them the perfect accompaniment with your daily meals.
If you are wondering how to make the best spicy black beans recipes, you have come to the right place. Read on to find our chosen selection of the 10 tastiest recipes currently on the internet!
This spicy, black bean enchilada recipe uses green chiles, which are milder than other types of chiles, but obviously, you can adapt this to the spice level you require. Green chiles are also rich in vitamin K!
Because this spicy black bean recipe is also for making enchiladas, you can adapt it to just produce the beans – but this enchilada recipe looks just as delicious.
It combines black beans with chiles, sour cream, and manchego cheese, which creates a tangy, creamy combination that is perfect with extra spice.
If you are after a simple recipe that you can make in under an hour, definitely have a look at this option from Simply Quinoa.
As a side note, this recipe does use an Instant Pot to lessen their cooking time. If you don’t have access to one of these, you will most likely need to soak your black beans before any cooking can take place.
The spice element in this recipe comes from jalapenos, but it also recommends using chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper to elevate the heat.
The beans should cook for less than an hour in the Instant Pot, and you should also be left with some liquid – you can choose to drain this, but it will contain all of the delicious spice flavors, so the recipe recommends keeping it in!
It’s rare to find a recipe for sweet and spicy black beans, so when we spotted this we immediately had to try it. As with most spicy black bean recipes, the spice element comes from jalapenos/green chiles.
The sweetness, however, comes from honey and light brown sugar. This will give your beans a slightly caramelized taste, without being overpowering. It also recommends adding ginger, which brings both heat and sweetness.
The trick to this recipe is cooking the onions before you start cooking anything else, even though they will be added last.
This will make sure that your onions are a golden brown color and will also have a caramelized taste, so you are making the most of the sweet element with your spicy black beans!
This recipe for spicy black bean empanadas sounds absolutely delicious! Although if you aren’t wanting to turn your black bean mixture into an empanada, you can just stick to the filling section of the recipe and ignore the dough.
The instructions require that you have to pre-cook the black beans before you start cooking the other ingredients, but this may take some time – especially if are leaving them to soak – so plan ahead.
This is designed to be a thick filling that is more similar to a paste since you have to mash the beans with chiles, tomato paste, onions, and lots of spices. However, if you want to keep the beans whole, then that will work just as well!
As with the other recipes, if you don’t want to create the whole burrito, then just make the black bean filling – it has a separate recipe on the page.
It uses jalapeno peppers, as well as ancho chile powder and cumin, giving it a well-rounded spice level. It also recommends using black bean cans rather than packets, as they take much less time to cook.
It is very easy to adjust the texture of these spicy black beans. You can choose to mash some of the beans, making them thicker, or you can add water to thin them out.
The recipe also has lime juice, which will elevate the flavors and give it a delicious citrus boost!
This is an amazing recipe for spicy black bean hummus, without the need for tahini (which can often give a bitter taste).
Black beans are perfect for hummus because when mashed up they produce a thick paste that has a very similar texture to chickpeas. It is also an incredibly easy recipe to follow.
All you have to do is put the ingredients in a food processor and blend them until it is smooth!
Similar to a lot of these recipes, the spice comes from jalapeno peppers, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
It also recommends adding four garlic cloves, which is one of the main ingredients in hummus and will definitely make this spicy black bean mix irresistible.
These spicy black beans are easy and no-nonsense. All you will need is pepper, jalapenos, lime, black beans, and extra seasoning.
These ingredients need to be fried for a few minutes in a skillet with some canola oil, and then they’re ready!
They are the perfect accompaniment to any dish and would be amazing hot or cold.
While the recipe only says to put in 1 jalapeno pepper, if you love your spice, you could think about adding more jalapenos or adding another type of chile as well to have a variety of flavors.
Cayenne pepper would also taste delicious in this dish.
This recipe for spicy black beans takes 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook, making it one of the quickest options to get your spice fix.
It is very versatile, and you can choose whether to add any veggies to the bean base – they recommend green onions, but corn or pepper would also be amazing!
You’ll need two cans of black beans for this recipe, which are quicker to cook, and these will need to be heated in a pan with the spices and water for seven minutes.
While you will need to stir the mixture occasionally throughout the cooking time, this is all that is required to create your spicy beans. There are a variety of spices used, so it will create a rich finished dish that is delicious with any meal!
If you are the type of person to crave cheese with every meal, then this cheesy bean bake should be a must-try. The recipe is brilliant for washing up, as the whole dish is made in one oven-proof skillet.
You start by frying your onions and spices, before adding your beans, water, and seasoning. Once these have been cooking for a short amount of time, all you have to do is sprinkle your choice of cheese on top of the beans and bake it for 5-10 minutes.
The recipe recommends using cheddar or manchego cheese, as these will melt well. This would make the perfect accompaniment with tortilla chips as the ultimate comfort food!
These black beans are full of flavor, with layers of chile, citrus, garlic, and even bay and sage leaves. This recipe has one of the largest ingredient selections out of the list, but it is most definitely worth it for the delicious flavors.
It recommends that you use dried black beans, so you should bear in mind that you will have to soak these overnight, which will in turn speed up the cooking process. If you don’t want to have to wait for this, then you can use cans of black beans.
Another thing to remember to do is to remove the bay leaves and sage leaves after the first step of cooking! These won’t be very nice to eat.
The spicy black beans are made in three parts – cooking the beans in a pot with the herbs, sauteing onions and peppers with your spices, and then combining these to cook the whole mixture for another hour.
It will take quite some time, but it will be extremely delicious once it’s finished.
Whether you’re a life-long fan of black beans or you’re just trying to get some more plant-based products into your diet by trying out new ingredients, we’re certain that each of the recipes above will tempt your taste buds!
Better still, they’re all really easy to make, so there’s really no excuse not to try them all!