This is a super simple and very quick recipe for Taste Bud Tickling Plant-Based Smoky Black Beans. There are just six ingredients, but each packs a punch. Black beans are loaded with antioxidants and fibre, tomatoes are packed with lycopene and the spring onions/scallions contain allicin which is full of anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal properties.

All in all, this is a nutrient packed taste bud tickling dish that you can enjoy with Speedy Plant-Based Sweet Potato and Bean Burgers, my rosemary burgers or adzuki burgers and sweet potato chips. They’re great on their own too.

Taste Bud Tickling Plant-Based Smoky Black Beans

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 large or 4 small


  • Pot
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring jug
  • Wooden spoon


  • 400 g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 4 spring onions/scallions finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smokey paprika
  • 400 g tins black beans in water drained, or your own dried beans cooked as per the packed instructions


  • Add the tomatoes, spring onions/scallions, spices and BBQ sauce to a pot, stir and cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, making sure they don't catch on.
  • Add the drained, rinsed black beans and cook for a further five minutes.
  • Serve with whatever you fancy, or have them on their own.

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