Recipe By SPEARL20
Published Mar 31st
Black Beans with Pico de Gallo
Prep 25m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 2 servings Calories 240.2

Here’s a quick, easy to make supper! My husband loves to eat beans this way and even offers to wash dishes after eating it!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir together the tomato, onion, cilantro, and honey. Season with lime juice, vinegar, salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. 2 Melt bacon grease in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onion, cook until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Pour in the black beans and water, season to taste with salt and pepper, then simmer for 10 minutes or until hot. Serve topped with pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 240.2
  • Carbohydrate 45.6 g
  • Fat 0.9 g
  • Fiber 16.9 g
  • Protein 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Sodium 856.3 mg
  • Sugar 6 g


  1. This was absolutely delicious--I served this as a "bean dip" with a little sour cream on top and tortilla rounds on the side. We loved it. NO leftovers. This recipe's a keeper! NOTE: This served four not two.
  2. Very delicious and so quick and easy to make. We had some great fresh tomatoes from the farmer's market. We served this as a side with Pollo Fajitas on AR's. I will say the bacon grease is the key to the flavor in the black beans.
  3. I'm sad that I served this to company because it was really bland. Maybe my mistake was using real black beans instead of canned? I won't be making this again. Sorry.
  4. This picco de gallo was delicious. We ended up just having it with brown rice because I was out of beans. I can't wait to try it with black beans!
  5. Excellent recipe and very quick to make. If you don't have bacon grease just use olive oil and lightly saute red pepper flakes before adding the black beans for a nice kick! This is a family favorite and when we have devoured the black beans we pull out the taco chips to finish off the - Read more ...
  6. Quite good. I didn't have any bacon in the house so I sauted the onions in stock. The pico was really tasty and made the beans somethign different
  7. I saw this recipe some time ago but finally made it today when I saw that it was featured in allrecipes "The Daily Dish." Sure am glad I did! I'm not a big eater but I could have eaten all of this...I think it would also make a great appetizer dip garnished with sour cream - Read more ...
  8. This was great. To make it vegetarian and cut down on the fat...sauté the onions in PAM and use liquid smoke to flavor instead of bacon grease.
  9. We loved it! I used white balsamic vinegar added a bit extra honey as well as half a chopped serrano pepper (seeds removed). I used chicken broth instead of water just because I had some open in teh fridge. We loved the pico de gallo & had it on our fajitas as well as the - Read more ...
  10. Made with carne asada. We all loved it. Next night another of my sons came over and with the carne leftovers I made this again so he could try it. He loved it too. Peanut oil instead of grease.