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spoon scooping baked beans and rice with cheese

Cheesy Baked Black Beans & Rice

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Cheesy baked beans and rice is a fast, 3 ingredient side dish recipe perfect for Cinco de Mayo or even Taco Tuesday!


  • 2 cups prepared rice
  • One 15.5 oz. can seasoned black beans (undrained)
  • 2 cups shredded triple cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro (lime wedges and salsa for garnish, optional)


  1. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Spread the prepared rice in the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Spread the beans evenly over the rice.
  4. Finally, cover the beans with the shredded cheese.
  5. Bake about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and just beginning to brown.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro to garnish and serve with lime wedges and salsa, if desired.

Keywords: baked black beans