Back of Versatile Black Beans Make Great Meatless Monday Meal Sometimes it's nice to prepare a big bowl of beans; then, you can use the beans over and over again to make different dishes throughout the week. Tonight I suggest you throw together a pot of these fragrant and flavorful black beans. The recipe calls for canned beans, so you don't have to worry about overnight-soaking or cooking for a long period of time. Serve the beans in a crispy taco shell, layered between two soft tortillas as quesadillas, or tossed with greens in a hearty salad. To get the fast and easy recipe, keep reading. Black Beans From Katie Lee Ingredients1 tablespoon olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 bay leaf 2 14-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup water Directions Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and green bell pepper. Sauté until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, coriander, and bay leaf. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add the black beans, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and water. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving. Serves 6-8. Information Category Side Dishes, Grains Cuisine Mexican View 5 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Comments Susannah-Chen 6 years Between this and beer-baked beans, I'd say someone is on a bean kick! lovesitc1 6 years These look so good. My favorite is a caribbean sort of black been dish that adds a bit of orange juice to the black beans. To die for yummy! (Pass the tortilla chips!!) GummiBears 6 years I like to make black bean burgers myself. I get two cans of black beans, some panko crumbs, seasoning such as chipotle, cumin, red pepper, onions, garlic,bell peppers(chopped) and 2 eggs. Blend together and form patties and bake in an oven. I too eat these with corn tortillas, mutligrain flat bread, seasoned rice (i.e. Spanish rice or Mexican rice) or whatever.