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Healthy Black Bean Skillet Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinnner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegetarian


EASY cheesy black bean skillet dinner is ready in less than 30 min! This black bean southwestern casserole is hearty enough for meat eaters.


  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans black beans (DON’T RINSE!)
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

For Serving:

  • cilantro
  • 4 green onions
  • sliced jalapenos (fresh or pickled)
  • salsa or hot sauce
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips
  • mini bell peppers


1. Prepare ingredients: 
Dice onion. 
Dice bell pepper. 
Mince garlic. 

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3-4 minutes. 

3. Add garlic, both canned beans (DON’T RINSE!), corn, and enchilada sauce to skillet. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium. 

4. Stirring frequently, let bean mixture thicken, and cook for about 10 minutes. 

5. Meanwhile, prep any toppings and/or bell peppers for scooping. 

6. Stir cheese into bean mixture and serve with tortilla chips, bell peppers, and  desired toppings.


  • Nutrition facts do not include toppings, as they will vary. 

Keywords: baked black beans, cheesy spicy black bean bake, black bean skillet dinner, southwestern casserole