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Spicy Low Sodium Black Beans Recipe (No Salt Added)

Low Sodium Black Beans Recipe is high in fiber and protein, loaded with spices, and great added to tacos or a burrito bowl. These salt-free spicy black beans can be made with either dried or canned beans (your choice!).

Stir in some chilis, peppers, onion, spices and you’re all set. These beans are absolutely perfect to meal prep, make ahead, or batch cook for a healthy addition to any meal!

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Beans are absolutely one of my favorite foods – especially with how easy (and cheap!) it is to cook them from scratch. This low sodium black beans recipe is fantastic in with breakfast tacos, burrito bowls, or with delicious Mexican rice. Healthy simple black beans are perfect to add to your next Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, or any night of the week.

These black beans are a perfect salt-free pantry staple dinner, and a great way to use those extra beans you have in your cupboard. I have 2 recipes below – one for transforming no-salt-added canned black beans into a tasty side dish, and one for cooking them from scratch in a pressure cooker. Either way, you have one tasty side dish!

This Low Sodium Black Beans Recipe Is

  • Spicy
  • Herby
  • Filling
  • Delicious
  • Great to meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead!
  • Salt-Free
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

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No Salt Canned Beans Versus Homemade

While I love the convenience of no-salt-added canned beans, I also love cooking dry beans from scratch in my Pressure Cooker – the texture is better and it’s more economical.  I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, which is larger than standard models. The Instant Pot works wonders for cooking dried beans fast, no soaking required!

While canned beans are super convenient, normal varieties are often loaded with sodium.  If you buy canned beans, I always recommend using a no salt added variety so you can control the amount of sodium in your recipes. Next time you reach for the canned beans, think about investing in a pressure cooker instead! Homemade beans are incredibly cost efficient, and you can add seasonings and spices to the beans while they cook for extra flavor.

Browse through all our low sodium bean recipes here!

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How Do I Make Low Salt & Sodium Black Beans?

Stove Top Directions with Canned Beans

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  2. Add the jalapeno peppers and black beans. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and vegetable stock. Mix well to combine. Add the bay leaves and salt, cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Cook for 25 minutes, remove the bay leaves, and squeeze in fresh lime juice.
  4. Add to tacos, burrito bowls, or just enjoy by themselves.

Instant Pot Directions with Dried Beans

  1. In the Instant Pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and set to Sauté mode. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  2. Add the jalapeno peppers and black beans. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and vegetable stock. Mix well to combine. Add the bay leaves and salt, and seal the Instant Pot lid. Set to Pressure Cook (or Manual/High mode, depending on your model), and cook for 40 minutes.
  3. Once 40 minutes has passed, allow the beans to naturally release for 10 more minutes. Then carefully quickly release the remainder of the steam. Remove lid, discard the bay leaves, and squeeze in fresh lime juice.
  4. Add to tacos, burrito bowls, or just enjoy by themselves.

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More Low Sodium Bean Recipes You’ll Love!

Low Sodium Pinto Beans Recipe

Low Sodium Refried Beans Recipe (No Salt Added)

No Salt Fried Chickpeas

Low Sodium Split Pea Soup Recipe

Low Sodium Chili Recipe (No Salt Added)

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Low Sodium Black Beans

Low Sodium Black Beans Recipe is high in fiber and protein, loaded with spices, and great added to tacos or a burrito bowl. These salt-free spicy black beans can be made with either dried or canned beans (your choice!).
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 243 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot, or Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

Stove Top Recipe with Canned Beans

  • 2 14- ounce cans black beans cooked low sodium if possible
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each paprika chili powder, cumin, oregano
  • 1/2 cup No Salt Added vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime about 1-2 tablespoons

Instant Pot Recipe with Dried Beans

  • 1 lb dried black beans no soaking required
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon each paprika chili powder, cumin, oregano
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeds removed and chopped
  • 5 cups No Salt Added vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes about 3-4 tablespoons

Instructions
 

Stove Top Directions with Canned Beans

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  • Add the jalapeno peppers and black beans. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and vegetable stock. Mix well to combine. Add the bay leaves and salt, cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook for 25 minutes, remove the bay leaves, and squeeze in fresh lime juice.
  • Add to tacos, burrito bowls, or just enjoy by themselves.

Instant Pot Directions with Dried Beans

  • In the Instant Pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and set to Sauté mode. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  • Add the jalapeno peppers and black beans. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and vegetable stock. Mix well to combine. Add the bay leaves and salt, and seal the Instant Pot lid. Set to Pressure Cook (or Manual/High mode, depending on your model), and cook for 40 minutes.
  • Once 40 minutes has passed, allow the beans to naturally release for 10 more minutes. Then carefully quickly release the remainder of the steam. Remove lid, discard the bay leaves, and squeeze in fresh lime juice.
  • Add to tacos, burrito bowls, or just enjoy by themselves.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 13gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 910mgFiber: 9gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to confirm amounts.

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