Buttered Black Beans Recipe

These buttered black beans are a deliciously, plant-based main course in my house!

I know. The word “buttered” and clean eating seldom go together. But we aren’t talking about deep frying or eating a pound of the stuff. It’s more like sautéing.

Clean Eating Buttered Black Beans Recipe

This is a wonderful side dish for just about anything that goes with beans, but it can also be a fabulous main course! Pair it with some brown rice for a complete protein, and toss in a side of veggies for good nutrition. Simple!

Honestly, this recipe is so simple, I’m not even sure it qualifies as a recipe. It’s one of those dishes I make so regularly (about once a week. Mini Chef loves it!), that I never really thought to share it here. I use vegan butter myself, but regular butter is just as good. I’ve had it both ways and both are equally delicious.

Clean Eating Buttered Black Beans Recipe

What To Serve With Buttered Black Beans

  • Any type of Mexican-style meal.
  • Rice and veggies.
  • Tossed into a salad (cool it down first!).
  • Inside a taco or burrito.
  • Tossed into pasta.
  • Tossed into quinoa or other whole grain for a grain salad.
  • Served just by itself!

About The Recipe

  • If you are vegan, use vegan butter.
  • You can adjust the amounts of any of the ingredients to suit your tastes or dietary needs.
  • You can use canned (drained & rinsed) beans or homemade from dry. The only difference is the amount of sodium. Just make sure there is no added sugar if you used canned. Read the ingredients!
Clean Eating Buttered Black Beans Recipe

About The Ingredients

Black beans – Cooked or canned.

Red onion – Chopped small.

Butter – Salted butter works best.

Salt – To taste

How To Make Buttered Black Beans

In a large skillet, sauté the onions in the butter until translucent.

Stir in the beans and stir until warmed through.

Season with salt to taste and serve.

Storage

  • Fridge: Up to 3 days.
  • Freezer: Up to 4 months.

Reheating

Reheat these in a skillet with a little extra butter.

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Clean Eating Buttered Black Beans Recipe

Buttered Black Beans

A wonderful dish that can be served as a side or a plant-based main course!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 172kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups black beans (cooked or canned)
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup butter
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, sauté the onions in the butter until translucent.
  • Stir in the beans and stir until warmed through.
  • Season with salt to taste and serve.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 7g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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2 Comments

  1. Are canned black beans considered clean?

    1. Brandi – Depends on the ingredients. Some are. The canning process does not make something “unclean”. It’s all about the ingredient list.