Fresh Start Market Black Beans


In the 90’s I used to have a store and cafe in Dallas called Fresh Start Market. These black beans were so popular that we made huge stockpots full from scratch every other day. This is a scaled down version of that recipe… minus sorting through 10-pound boxes of dried beans.

Fresh Start Market Black Beans

makes six to eight servings

1 tablespoon bacon grease or extra virgin olive oil
1 cup finely diced white onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt added organic black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
2 tablespoon diced pickled jalapenos (nacho rings)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime

Heat bacon grease or oil in a large sauce pan. When the it is hot and the onions and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sate for 1 minute more. Add the black beans, tomatoes, chilies and jalapenos. Bring to a boil and turn down heat to simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the the cilantro and the juice from half a lime. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and more lime juice, if necessary. Remove and serve hot.


6 responses to “Fresh Start Market Black Beans

    • I find that there is enough juice in the canned tomatoes for how wet I want them. This is a quick cook method, but if I were to cook them longer, it would be necessary to add more liquid. Additionally, you could add some stock if you prefer them to be more juicy or soupy.

    • Thanks, Ted! I have a friend who made them yesterday for her family and she said that the beans were the best they’d ever had! 🙂 Please let me know if you give them a try. Cheers – Jeff

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