Caribbean Black Beans

Caribbean Black Beans in a white rectangular bowl

Smoked paprika, diced tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeño jazz up black beans for a tantalizing side dish. 

Caribbean Black Beans
Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Garnish: chopped red bell pepper, cilantro leaves, sliced green onion, sliced jalapeño
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, jalapeño, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes, and paprika; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in lime juice. Garnish with bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, and jalapeño, if desired.

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May June 2022 cover of Southern Lady