Cheesy Mexican Black Beans are a simple and healthy side dish or dip that are made with only four ingredients and come together in just five minutes.
Oh my! These cheesy Mexican black beans are amazing. Seriously, they are delicious. August, my 17 month old, ate a whole bowl of them and kept asking for more. Or, as she would say, “Mo… peeese!”, while using the ‘more’ sign in sign language. Seriously, can you get any cuter that that? We might have made this black bean recipe multiple times for lunch this week, because they are so easy and delicious. Do you have five minutes? Well, you can make a big pot of these beans in five minutes. Who says real food has to be time-consuming and hard? They are all liars. This is like healthy fast food!
You can eat these beans with a spoon, or some chips, or put them in tacos, or top them on nachos. Anyway you make them, these cheesy Mexican black beans are just darn good food.
On a recent visit to our local Aldi, I found they had Kerry Gold cheese as one of their specialty items. Aldi can truly be amazing sometimes. Kerry Gold is cheese made from the milk of cows on pasture (AKA grass-fed), and it is so delicious. Grass-fed meat and dairy are healthier for you than conventional. Just a little fun fact. Normally, we avoid most dairy (raw dairy is ok for me, and hubby won’t try it unless it’s in something), but lately we’ve been adding a little bit back in to see how our bodies react. We’ve been on this real food healing journey for about 2.5 years and have been avoiding most dairy during that time. But so far, not so good! Hubby’s stomach hasn’t been bothering him if he eats a little bit hear and there which is awesome. But after I ate this a few times I noticed my joints starting hurting a bit and my face breaking out. So I’ll be avoiding dairy again. Good news is Libby still eats lots of dairy, so some blog posts will still contain dairy.
We might have made this black bean recipe multiple times for lunch this week, because they are so easy and delicious. Do you have five minutes? Well, you can make a big pot of these beans in five minutes. Who says real food has to be time-consuming and hard? They are all liars. This is like healthy fast food!
- 2 cans black beans
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup salsa (I used this kind)
- 2 oz of cheddar cheese (I used Kerry Gold Skiig)
- *honestly, just throw a bunch of cheese in there, but don't use shredded cheese - it's full of fillers.
- salt, to taste
- Rinse and drain black beans. Place beans in a pot over medium heat. Stir in salsa, cumin, cheese, and salt and mix until cheese has melted and beans are hot. Serve and enjoy.