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Black beans

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Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
  • 6 medium assorted bell peppers (3 pounds)
  • 1 large leek, white and light-green parts only
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 medium poblano pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 4 ounces button mushrooms, stemmed and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • One 14 1/2-ounce can low sodium chicken stock, skimmed of fat
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese (3 ounces)
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Individual Nachos

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Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Other Ideas:
Brownies, Butter, Chocolate
Beans ... and chocolate? It might not sound like a match made in heaven, but pureed black beans have a smooth texture, earthy flavor, and dark color, making them a perfect partner for chocolate in lightened-up baked goods. Plus you’ll only need about half the butter used in most brownies -- that’s something we can all feel good about.
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Black Bean Salsa with Tortilla Chips

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Taco Salad

Ingredients
  • 2 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • 3 corn tortillas, cut into 16 wedges each
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 pound iceberg lettuce, torn into 2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small mango, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges (about 1 1/2 cups)
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Two-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (14. 5 ounces) stewed tomatoes in juice
  • 1 can (19 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (19 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving
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Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking pan
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and pureed until completely smooth
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
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Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced medium
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
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Black Bean and Almond Soup

Time:50 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped red onion (from 1 large onion)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (about 1 rounded tablespoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cans (about 15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted, plus more for serving
  • Sliced avocado, for serving
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, for serving
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Vegetable Enchiladas

Time:55 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for baking dishes
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 cups grated pepper Jack cheese (12 ounces)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 box (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 box (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 16 corn tortillas (6-inch)
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