single side dish serving of tex mex mix with black beans

Vegan Tex-Mex Black Bean Mix

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings (or more, depending on how it is used)
Calories 51 kcal
Author Stacy


  • 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


  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.