Black Beans with Sauteed Plantains is a variation of the plain black beans. The plantain is slightly sweet and starchy, they are delicious in this dish. Black Beans with Sauteed Plantains are also served in Brazil and throughout Africa.
Many Mexican meals, breakfast, lunch or dinner usually contain corn tortillas, beans and rice. Corn tortillas are served with meals like other cultures serve bread. The combination of corn and beans make a whole protein for the diet. Traditional Mexican’s flavors or seasonings are cilantro and onions, chilies and limón (a limón is usually smaller that a lime and have a slightly less tart flavor). You will find a bowl of Limón on most tables. It commonly goes in the beer, candy, chips and just about every dish. Lime or lemon can be a substitute.


Black Beans with Sauteed Plantains

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 170 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 2 large plantains the blacker the sweeter fuller flavor
  • olive oil
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 cups black beans cooked or 2 cans of beans, drained
  • 2/3 cups orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • salt
  • salsa
  • tortillas
  • 2-3 limón or lime cut into quarters


  1. Skin plantain and slice. Cook over medium heat with olive oil, turning once, until browned. Salt to taste, and then set aside.
  2. In the same oil, sauté the onion and garlic briefly before adding beans, orange and lime juice. Cook the mixture, stirring frequently, until the beans seem to be done.
  3. Add the cilantro and then season with salt to taste.
  4. *Place the plantain on top of the prepared beans. Serve with sour cream and salsa and tortillas.
Nutrition Facts
Black Beans with Sauteed Plantains
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 874mg 36%
Potassium 520mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 8g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 8%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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