Monday, January 26, 2015

Easy Black Beans

"You can cut your risk of heart attack by nearly 40% if you eat a three-ounce serving of black beans daily."  Reader's Digest

That's enough motivation for me to eat black beans at least once a week!  I have lots of black bean recipes, but the best I've ever tasted were at a Cuban restaurant inside the Miami airport.

None of my recipes tasted quite like those, so I kept tinkering until I created something close.  These are great as a main dish over rice, or just as a side.

Enjoy this simple and nutritious recipe!

Easy Black Beans

4 14 ounce cans black beans
4 t garlic powder
2 onions, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
1 t cayenne pepper
2 t chili powder
2 1/2 t cumin
2 1/2 t coriander
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
juice of two limes

Combine all ingredients in a large pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.  After one hour, turn heat to lowest setting and simmer one hour more.  Serve over rice, top with fresh tomatoes and hard boiled eggs, if desired.  Makes 8 servings.

Do you have a favorite black bean recipe?

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


William Kendall said...

I have to admit, I've got a deep aversion to any kind of bean!

Anne said...

I love black beans and I make them a lot. I don't have any certain recipe. My ingredients are different ever time. I must try your recipe.

shelly said...

I make a black bean soup in my crockpot.

David P. King said...

I wonder if this will work with Pinto beans. I'll try it out. :)

Norma Beishir said...

I love black beans!