Plant Oriented Cooking

RECIPE: Brazilian Black Beans

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  • 2 Cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 2/3 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1/4 t cumin
  • 1/4 t coriander
  • 1/4 t oregano
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 lime


  1. Heat the olive oil to med-high heat. Saute onions for about 3 minutes or until they just start to become translucent.
  2. Add garlic and saute abut 30 seconds more.
  3. Add beans, broth, and remaining seasonings and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a low simmer and simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and add in a few squeezes of fresh lime juice.
  6. Use the back of a spoon or rubber spatula so smoosh some of the beans. You don’t want to pulverize them, but you want to take a bunch of good smooshes so that some of the beans are smashed, which will thicken the sauce.
  7. Serve as a side dish, or on top or rice.




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