Chili’s Black Beans

You can make these beans at home, and do so very inexpensively.  To save time we start with canned black beans. If you ever want a filling side dish this is the perfect one.

bowl of black beans

These beans are very easy to prepare. You can serve them as a side dish. I also found when left over these make great bean burritos, or you can even toss the extra with some cooked rice.

Chili’s Black Beans

Chilis Black Beans

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  • Recipe Type: Side Dish
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:25 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Chilis Black Beans

Chilis is well known for their tasty black beans.


  • 2 (15.5 ounces) cans of black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Place in sauce pan and mix through. Let simmer for about 20 - 25 minutes. Place beans on the bottom of plate. They should cover the middle of the plate. Place Chicken Breast in the middle, your serving of rice on the side, a generous helping of pico de gallo. and sprinkle with a tablespoon of crushed tortilla chips (optional).

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  • Lynn Moss

    Went to Chili’s tonight and had these and the waiter told us that they use a-1 steak sauce and salsa in their black beans…

  • Lee Bob

    WTF is picadillo?

    • Stephanie

      Picadillo is spicy meat. Pico de gallo is a spicy relish.

  • Chili’s employee

    We just use pre-seasoned (with a bit of salt and garlic powder) canned black beans (not drained) and our salsa in 1:1/32 ratio. So 32oz of beans would require 1fl oz of salsa.