Mamma Lo’s Spicy Black Beans

If you can’t handle the heat, Ro-Tel makes a “mild” version. Do not substitute another brand of canned tomatoes, as Ro-Tel brand adds spices giving it a unique flavor that packs a WOW punch.

We like “Goya” brand, canned black beans the best. Your favorite brand will work just as well.




  1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil, over medium heat until soft.
  2. Add un-drained beans and broth, mix to incorporate. Mix in Ro-Tel tomatoes and simmer to heat through, taste and add salt if necessary.
  3. Serve beans in a bowl, on top of greens. Top beans with diced avocado, chopped cilantro and a drizzle of olive oil and some lime wedges on the side.


Courtesy of Lorraine Wardy