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Best Black Beans

Best Black Beans

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Cameron

Cameron

This simple black bean side dish works well with Mexican or Cuban meals.

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  • Calories:
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 510 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine beans, onion, and garlic, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Season with cilantro, cayenne, and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.
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KitchenDiva
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KitchenDiva

6/4/2008

Easy and tasty! I always pour canned beans in a sieve or colander and rinse well under running water; this step does away with the "gas problem" a lot of people experience after eating beans. Works like a charm! I then use a can of beef or chicken broth to replace the liquid. Also, I fry the onions until soft and almost browned, add the garlic and saute for just 15 - 20 seconds more, then add the broth and simmer until ready to serve, at which time you would add the cilantro. This was a method that a Cuban neighbor taught me for an even tastier dish.

frosm (Jazz)
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frosm (Jazz)

2/1/2007

I just tried this recipe with fantastic results! I made a few modifications and additions, however. I used fresh black beans I prepared in the morning and replaced cayenne with a dash of chili powder. Then I allowed everything to simmer for about 15 minutes for the flavors to infuse and blossom. :P At about 15 mins, I added my secret ingredient: the juice of a lime and proceeded to simmer for about 5-10 mins more. The lime juice tied everything together nicely! Very tasty!

DBERREY
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DBERREY

4/15/2005

This was so good. I let the beans simmer on very low heat for about 15 minutes so that all the flavors would blend together well. I think 5 minutes is not enough, IMHO. The only variation I made to the recipe was adding some fresh ground black pepper along with the salt. I used this dish to create the best bean burritos I’ve ever tasted - 1/4 cup "best black beans" + 1/4 cup shredded cheese + 2 Tbs. fresh salsa wrapped up in a flour tortilla, then heated in a skillet (or microwave if you just can’t wait). I then topped it off with some green onions and sour cream. Mmmm. Perfect for vegetarians, too.

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