creamybackbeans_FBlack beans have become one of our favorite dishes at home after finally finding the right combination of spices and the perfect cooking time. I have tried many different recipes back in the days but nothing that gave me a good creamy sauce. The secret to making the creamy black beans is actually adding tomato paste it just gives the right texture. It’s easy to make the dish but the downside is the cooking time. It takes about 2 hours to cook in a pot, but if you have a crockpot then you can just throw it in the crockpot in the morning and come home to a warm and delicious meal.

I prefer to serve it over rice (for a healthier version I cook 2/3 of brown rice with 1/3 of wild rice) and a bit of shredded cheese and then topping the beans with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro. You can eat it just like that or spoon the rice and beans up with organic blue corn tortilla chips.

For this dish you need to make natural taco seasoning mix that I have posted previously. It’s a lot of spices to buy if you don’t have them already but it will be worth the money as you can add this taco seasoning to any meat, tofu and vegetables you like. Just remember to add some tomato paste and water for the meat and tofu dishes.

Creamy Black Beans
Serves 4
Cook Time
2 hr
Cook Time
2 hr
384 calories
33 g
38 g
25 g
10 g
10 g
395 g
780 g
6 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384
Calories from Fat 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 38mg
Sodium 780mg
Total Carbohydrates 33g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  2. • 1 small onion chopped
  3. • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. • 1 cup black beans
  5. • 3 cups of water
  6. • 1.5 tablespoons of chicken bouillon or vegetable if you prefer vegetarian (I use “Better than bouillon”)
  7. • 3 teaspoons of taco seasoning (See DiepLicious natural taco seasoning)
  8. • 3 oz. tomato paste
Serve with
  1. Rice, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro and sliced avocado
  1. 1. Soak the beans in cold water for 8 hours or over night.
  2. 2. Drain the beans and discard the water. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.
  3. 3. Sauté onions and garlic in a medium pot until translucent and then add the taco seasoning and sauté for another minute.
  4. 4. Add the beans in the pot with water and chicken bouillon and simmer on low for about 1 hour with a lid on and another 45 min to1 hour without a lid on. Remember to stir occasionally to prevent the beans from burning to the bottom. 4. Serve over steamed rice, shredded cheese and top the beans with sour cream, sliced avocado and a sprinkle of cilantro. Scoop the delicious rice and beans with corn tortilla chips.

Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


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