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Black Bean Blast

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

4 cups black beans, cooked or canned
1 bell pepper, color of your choice
1 onion, diced
1 lime
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
pinch of cayenne

Directions:

  1. Wash and soak 2 cups of dried beans the night before.
  2. Rinse off soaking water, place in a pot with 3 1/2 cups of water, bring to a boil.
  3. Add cinnamon and cumin, cover and cook for 1 hour. If you use canned black beans, empty into pot, mix with spices, keeping about 1 cup of liquid from the can.
  4. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  5. Chop onion and peppers, mince garlic.
  6. In a pan sauté onions and garlic with oil.
  7. Mix beans with sautéed onions, raw peppers, pinch of cayenne and salt.
  8. Garnish with cilantro and a wedge of lime. Serve with grains and/or greens.

Bon Appetite!

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Easy Beans and Greens

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans (or pinto, red, kidney-your choice) (or approx. 2 cups cooked beans)
  • 1 bunch collard greens (or kale, spinach-your choice)
  • your favorite toppings, such as salsa, avocado or guacamole and sour cream

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat drained beans. Add your favorite seasonings, if desired.
  2. Fill a separate medium saucepan with 1-2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Wash and chop greens (you can use the stems, too) and add to boiling water.
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until greens are bright green and tender. Drain off water.
  5. On a plate, arrange a portion of the greens, top with a portion of the beans and finish with toppings of your choice.
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