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Black Beans and Rice

This quick and easy black beans and rice recipe will be ready in 20 minutes, and cost only $4.00 for the entire meal!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lauren Greutman


  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves pressed with garlic press
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine or dry sherry
  • 2 15 oz cans of black beans
  • 2 cups of brown rice cooked - we use this rice cooker


  • Add oil to pan on medium high heat. Sautee green peppers and onions, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When peppers and onions are softened, add the pressed garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Rinse your canned black beans. *HINT* Rinse until there are no more bubbles left in the strainer.
  • Add black beans to the pan.
  • Add dry spices (cumin, oregano, kosher salt, brown sugar)
  • Add liquid ingredients (red wine vinegar, tabasco sauce, red wine)
  • Sautee for 3 more minutes until warm throughout
  • Serve over rice.
  • Top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and crushed tortilla chips.