tex mex mix of black beans, onions, corn cooking on stovetop

    Tired of using tofu or plain old beans as your Mexican food protein choice? Try this easy-to-make Vegan Tex-Mex Black Bean Corn Mix to add Southwestern flair. With black beans, onion, corn, garlic, and loads of delicious spices, it makes for the perfect vegan protein option to use with any of your favorite Mexican dishes!

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    Time:20 min (5 prep,15 cook)
    Calories:51 (per serving)
    Good For:Side dish or protein choice for Mexican dishes

    Uses for black bean mix

    Black beans, like most legumes, are super awesome sources of fiber and nutrients. One of the easiest ways to incorporate them into your diet is to use them as your protein in Mexican food dishes! In terms of versatility, this recipe is pretty high up there. Here are some tasty dishes you could serve it in:

    • Nachos
    • Quesadillas
    • Taco salad
    • Crunchy tacos
    • Soft tacos
    • Burritos
    • Mexican rice/quinoa bowls

    If you have any other dish ideas that make use of our super easy Vegan Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix, we’d love to hear about it in our comments below so we can try it out ourselves!

    Ingredients

    Supplies

    How to Make Easy Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix – Step by Step

    Step 1. Combine onion and corn in a large nonstick pan with some olive oil, saute over medium high heat until the onion begins to brown.

    Step 2. Add minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.

    Step 3. Add the black beans and all spices, then toss to combine.

    Step 4. Continue to saute until the skin on the black beans begins to appear wrinkled.

    Step 5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Step 6. Remove from heat and serve.

    single side dish serving of tex mex mix with black beans

    Variations & Substitutions

    If you want to add some meatiness to the mix, add 3/4 cup Morning Star Grillers® Crumbles™ to the pan along with the onion and corn in step 1.

     

    Vegan Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Tired of using tofu or plain old beans as your Mexican food protein choice? Try this easy-to-make Vegan Tex-Mex Black Bean Corn Mix with Southwestern flair. With black beans, onion, corn, garlic, and loads of delicious spices, it makes for the perfect vegan protein option to use with any of your favorite Mexican dishes!

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: black beans and corn, mexican side dish, tex mex
    Servings: 4 servings (or more, depending on how it is used)
    Calories: 51 kcal
    Author: Stacy
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 medium onion chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic minced
    • 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
    • 1 cup frozen corn
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp cumin
    • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
    Instructions
    1. Combine onion and corn in a large nonstick pan with some olive oil, saute over medium high heat until the onion begins to brown.

    2. Add minced garlic and saute for 1 minute.

    3. Add the black beans and all spices, then toss to combine.

    4. Continue to saute until the skin on the black beans begins to appear wrinkled.

    5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

    6. Remove from heat and serve.

    Recipe Notes

    Variations & Substitutions
    If you want to add some meatiness to the mix, add 3/4 cup Morning Star Grillers® Crumbles™ to the pan along with the onion and corn in step 1.

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