Mexican Black Beans

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I looked all over for a recipe for black beans that included my favorite ingredients. When I couldn't find one, I started experimenting. These have become one of our favorite side dishes with Mexican meals. The lime juice adds a real tang to the recipe.

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  • add   1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • add   1 cup chopped onions
  • add   1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • add   1 jalapeno pepper
  • add   1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • add   2 tablespoons lime juice
  • add   1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • add   6 slices bacon
  • add   1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes (I use petite diced tomatoes)


  1. Saute bacon until crisp, then set aside.
  2. Drain all except 1 T bacon grease.
  3. Saute onion and jalapeno in remaining bacon grease.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients except bacon and simmer until beans are hot and tomatoes have reduced a bit.
  5. Top with bacon pieces.
  6. If you like more spice you can either leave some seeds in the jalapenos or add a pinch of cayenne pepper.