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Black beans

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Spicy Black-Bean Cakes

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno chiles, finely chopped (ribs and seeds removed for less heat, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and coarsely grated (2 cups)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • Lime Sour Cream (see recipe, below)
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Black Beans and Sausage

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound kielbasa or other smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, diced small
  • 2 shallots, diced small
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt, for serving
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Chicken, Rice, and Black-Bean Salad

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown (or white) rice
  • 1 cooked chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 plum tomatoes, quartered lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno chile (seeds and ribs removed for less heat, if desired), minced
  • 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
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Pot of Beans

Time:2 hours 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound dried beans, such as kidney, cannellini, navy, pinto, or black
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 to 10 cups water, plus more for soaking
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 fresh chile, chopped
  • Coarse salt
  • Optional flavor add-ins (see below)
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Brown Rice with Beans and Red Sauce

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Soupy Black Beans

Time:45 mins
Other Ideas:
Salsas, Side dishes
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped canned green chiles
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup prepared salsa
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
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Sweet Potato Rounds

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Cuban Black-Bean Stew with Rice

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper (ribs and seeds removed), chopped
  • 2 cans (19 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Garnishes (optional): lime wedges, fresh cilantro, and sliced radishes
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Black-Bean Tostadas with Corn Relish

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 limes
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 jalapeno chile
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, not sliced
  • 4 flour tortillas (6-inch)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans
  • 1 avocado
  • Reduced-fat sour cream, for serving (optional)
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Black-Bean and Brown-Rice Cakes

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large scallions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus leaves for serving
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
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