Uncle Ben's Bistro Express Zesty Mexican Style Beans

Average member rating:
(5,229 votes!)
Exciting enough for adventurous eaters, but familiar enough to keep the whole family happy, our Zesty Mexican Style Black Beans are packed with fresh flavours. Enjoy the hints of garlic, green chillies and cilantro with your weekly Tex-Mex meals. Expect to come back for seconds of our smooth tomato base combined with a sizzling blend of spices. Uncle Ben's Beans provide a delicious side dish packed with plant-based protein in an instant!

What our members are saying:

  • BRUNO M (TORONTO, ON) says:
    It was pretty good.
  • TREVOR S (YELLOWKNIFE, NW) says:
    not a big fan
  • CHARLEE F (IQALUIT, NV) says:
    It was okay, however I do try to avoid prepackaged meals.
  • JULIA O (WHITEHORSE, YT) says:
    Love Uncle Ben's, easy to make without compromising taste or quality.
  • WENDY S (WHITEHORSE, YT) says:
    We used it in fajitas. Just used some leftover shredded chicken. Fast and delicious
  • DAN B (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    Way better than I expected from a pkg of pre-made beans. It was fantastic on tacos or in with chicken
  • MARSHA T (MASSEY DRIVE, NL) says:
    Strong after taste. Would be nice as a taco salad topping
  • DEB H (SAINT JOHN, NB) says:
    Yum
  • DEBBIE A (OROMOCTO, NB) says:
    My boyfriend enjoyed it!
  • ERIN W (COLD BROOK, NL) says:
    It was ok. The kids didn't like the smell of them. But they were tasty enough .
  • TERRI S (HALIFAX, NS) says:
    Great for meals and lunch. Make some rice add beans and call it a burrito
  • WENDY M (WAASIS, NB) says:
    It's convenient and filling
  • GABRIEL L (SHIPPAGAN, NB) says:
    Kids doesnt like the taste of it, has strong mexican taste they dislike
  • MICHELE D (DARTMOUTH, NS) says:
    na
  • LINDSEY N (CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH , NL) says:
    Excellent flavour and variety
  • ONYEKA E (STJOHNS, NL) says:
    Tasty
  • CRYSTAL B (CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL) says:
    We used this as an additive to our steak fajitas it was very tasty
  • JOCELYN P (GOULDS , NL) says:
    Ok. Not for me. Taste is not to my liking
  • GLENNIS C (HALIFAX, NS) says:
    I didn’t care fir the texture
  • KARA B (PASADENA, NL) says:
    It is delicious! A great option for a meal!
  • AMY C (SUFFOLK, PE) says:
    n/a
  • RICHARD S (PARADISE, NL) says:
    I cooked this according to the package, but I then put it inside a wrap and made a burrito out of it. Added some sour cream and franks red hot! Easy lunch option!
  • GABRIEL D (DIEPPE, NB) says:
    These are super convenient to squeeze onto a quesadilla or to put in tex mex eggs.
  • VANESSA P (DARTMOUTH, NS) says:
    This is a good tasting and easy to prepare rice dish.
  • MICHELLE C (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    My husband loves nachos so I put this on his nachos to bulk them up a bit. He usually has nachos as a snack but with the bistro express it was a meal.
  • JIAN G (LOWER SACKVILLE, NS) says:
    It’s not my flavor, taste weird to me
  • JENNA J (LANARK, NS) says:
    I enjoyed this very much. Super tasty and easy to make
  • DEIRDRE M (FREDERICTON, NB) says:
    Texture wasn’t my favourite but flavour was nice. Would do for a meal in a pinch - on the go, camping, etc
  • TYRONE R (DARTMOUTH, NS) says:
    I enjoyed the flavors and the texture and would definitely try other flavors in future
  • KLAUDIA G (HALIFAX, NS) says:
    Not appl
  • NICOLE T (CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL) says:
    It had a good taste but I am not a fan of this product
  • NICOLE K (ANTIGONISH , NS) says:
    It was not very appealing looking. I may use it as a filler or flavour additive when making chilli but not very good on its own.
  • BRITTANY W (WESTVILLE , NS) says:
    Me and my fiancé loved it!
  • RAMONA S (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    Loved the taste and the protien benefits
  • JOYCE H (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    Do not like it
  • STEPHANIE M (GREENSPOND, NL) says:
    Yummy
  • CAROL R (BLOOMFIELD, NL) says:
    Did not like it
  • COLLEEN E (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    It was DELISH and fast to prepare a meal
  • KARLA M (SAINT JOHN, NB) says:
    Very tasty . This product went above my expectations.
  • JANICE N (KENTVILLE , NS) says:
    Thai product was good. I do not eat too many carbs but this was nice as a treat.
  • LETICIA S (MONCTON, NB) says:
    Great taste
  • VIOLA H (LUCASVILLE , NS) says:
    I am not a bean lover so would not buy it for me but would for my family
  • ALISHA C (QUISPAMSIS, NB) says:
    This was more a personal preference. I didn't enjoy it someone else may like it
  • JENNIFER B (SUNNY CORNER , NB) says:
    Taste was bland
  • JULIANA W (RIPPLES, NB) says:
    They taste great and are easy to make! They go well with tacos!
  • TERRY D (PARADISE, NL) says:
    Excellent!! I’ve don’t like this sort of meal but I actually love it!!!!
  • DAWN S (HALIFAX, NS) says:
    Uncle bens is a great brand but I've never tried this before. It was okay but it's not my "cup of tea." I would recommend to others who may enjoy it.
  • ANNE M (SYDNEY, NS) says:
    This was the first time trying this product. We all enjoyed it very much.
  • ANGELA C (PORT UNION, NL) says:
    Great taste!
  • DEBBIE K (VICTORIA, NL) says:
    Product was very tasty. We really enjoyed it.
  • DENISE D (HEAD OF CHEZZETCOOK, NS) says:
    I enjoyed the flavor and perfect size of the pouch
  • GLEN L (PARADISE, NL) says:
    Taste great . Good for a lunch
  • LISA B (LOURDES, NL) says:
    Different
  • AMANDA C (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    Slimy
  • KARLA A (IRISHTOWN-SUMMERSIDE, NL) says:
    Texture was good but the taste was only "okay". I was expecting it to be spicier and with more flavor.
  • JACKIE B (GRAND FALLS, NB) says:
    Did not like much
  • JENNIFER G (HEAD OF CHEZZETCOOK, NS) says:
    Used it on fajitas... delicious!
  • APRIL P (NEW HARBOUR, NL) says:
    Omg it was so gross looking. I tried it and spit it right out after.
  • SARA A (CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL) says:
    It just wasn’t for me
  • MORGAN M (SAINT JOHN, NB) says:
    It was super duper tasty, definitely aunt to get more.
  • LISA M (HUMBER VALLEY RESORT, NL) says:
    Didn’t enjoy just the beans
  • STEPHANIE P (ST.LAWRENCE, NL) says:
    Quick and easy and tastey
  • MARLENE F (CORNER BROOK, NL) says:
    I really didn’t enjoy the taste,I’m not into Mexican food
  • TENISHA S (LEWISPORTE, NL) says:
    I would recommend to anyone who likes this kind of thing. I, however, did not.
  • CATHERINE M (POUCH COVE, NL) says:
    Easy to make, I like their rice. I don’t like the beans.
  • KIM W (KENTVILLE, NS) says:
    Can add it to anything....Eggs, chilli, rice. Easy to use and great taste.
  • KELLY T (OROMOCTO, NB) says:
    Delicious made into a quesadilla
  • KRISTA W (WITLESS BAY, NL) says:
    Very easy to use if you need a quick dinner. My only complaint is there is a lot of packaging.
  • TALIA M (ST. JOHN’S, NL) says:
    Not a fan
  • TINA S (GOULDS, NL) says:
    Great taste
  • SCOTT O (MONCTON, NB) says:
    Makes a nice side dish. My wife loves it.
  • RICHARD A (WESTPORT, NS) says:
    Very good, loved it, would definitely recommend
  • COURTNEY W (SYDNEY, NS) says:
    It was ok I didn’t love it or hate it. I have had better.
  • CARMELITA W (ARNOLD'S COVE, NL) says:
    Did not enjoy this at all. Nothing more to add.
  • SHANNON G (GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD, NB) says:
    I found it very mushy and did not like the flavor
  • ALISHA B (TRURO, NS) says:
    Easy meal option!
  • JACKIE M (CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NL) says:
    These were tasty, I thoroughly enjoyed them, would buy again
  • LAURIE B (DARTMOUTH, NS) says:
    nice side for a meal, quick and easy to make.
  • MAUREEN B (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    Delicious
  • JAIME H (DARTMOUTH, NS) says:
    Was absolutely delicious and super easy to heat up for lunch at work. A defintie new go-to for sure.
  • RUSSELL G (TIMBERLEA, NS) says:
    too expensive
  • LAURA M (TIMBERLEA, NS) says:
    So easy to make and a great addition to a recipe or just as a snack, perfect package, loved it.
  • SHERRY J (ST. JOHN'S, NL) says:
    It was ok. Never had it before so it was different.
  • EMILY P (HEAD OF CHEZZETCOOK, NS) says:
    It was so easy and tasty. Great last minute addition to a protein. I do find it expensive at the store unless on sale. That's the only reason I don't buy it more often.
  • WENDY M (BEDFORD, NS) says:
    My youngest son loved this rice. Unfortunately the rest of us nvr had a chance to try them because he ate them after school for a snack. Lol
  • CHANTELLE C (COLE HARBOUR, NS) says:
    It’s a great product for a quick add to a meal for protein and fiber. It also tastes great. I highly recommend it!
  • SUZANNE B (DARTMOUTH, NS) says:
    not worth the money. my husband didn't like the texture
  • LISA N (BAY ROBERTS , NL) says:
    Just not what I would typically purchase for a side.
  • NANCY R (NEGUAC, NB) says:
    Maybe somebody else would like it but I did not like the smell of it I actually had to tuck it in the garbage and dislike beans
  • PAM P (HALIFAX, NS) says:
    Love the beans just as good as the rice! We had it in tacos and was very tasty
  • LEAH B (ANTIGONISH, NS) says:
    .
  • LISA D (MIDDLE SACKVILLE, NS) says:
    I’m not a big fan of beans and thought with the uncle bens name it was a mix of rice and beans. Not as expected.
  • SHERRY M (ST. JOHN’S, NL) says:
    Great for adding to wraps
  • SUE S (AYLESFORD, NS) says:
    Tasted great
  • PAUL W (COLLIERS, NL) says:
    It was good but very hard to find at the store to purchase
  • ELAINE J (WESTERN SHORE , NS) says:
    Easy to use, makes a nice side dish for a change of pace.
  • CYNTHIA C (WAWEIG, NB) says:
    This product was great when paired with rice. I love black beans.
  • BRITTANY S (RUSAGONIS, NB) says:
    My husband loves it on naan bread!
  • CHANTELLE K (PARADISE , NL) says:
    Nice flavour and texture. It was a nice side for supper and would try different flavours in the future
  • EMMA B (BEDFORD, NS) says:
    Loved it