Black Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Black Beans recipe? Learn how to make Black Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by beckinghamshire

Makes 16 servings



via Simply Recipes. 16 portions.

Recipe Ingredients for Black Beans

4 cups dried black beans
2 1/2 quarts water
2 T oregano
2 T sage
2 teaspoons salt
4 tbsp olive oil
2 yellow onions, chopped
2 jalapeño peppers
6 cloves garlic
2 tbsp chili powder
2 serving puréed chipotle in adobo
1 tbsp cumin
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

Recipe Directions for Black Beans

  1. Prepare the beans. Rinse and sort the beans, discarding any stones or shriveled beans. You can soak the beans overnight in cold water (cover with several inches of water) OR pour enough boiling water over them to cover by a few inches and soak them for an hour OR skip the pre-soaking step. Soaking will speed up the cooking process. If you soak, discard the soaking liquid after soaking.

  2. Add beans to a large pot with 2 1/2 quarts (10 cups) of water. Add oregano, bay leaves, and sage. Bring the beans to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until the beans are soft, but not quite done. The time will vary depending on how large, dry, or old your beans are, and if you have pre-soaked them, from anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half.

  3. While the beans are cooking, sauté onions and peppers in olive oil until soft. Add chili sauce, chili powder, and/or chili purée, cumin, and garlic. Sauté until spices are fragrant.

  4. Fish out and discard the bay leaves, stems of oregano, and sage leaves from the pot of beans. Remove, but reserve, extra cooking liquid until there is about 1/2-inch of liquid above beans.

  5. Add the onion mixture and salt to the pot of beans. Cook another hour or so until thickened. Add reserved liquid if needed.

  6. Add half of the orange juice, and simmer. Adjust chili heat at this point ? you may or may not want to add more of your chili paste. Just before serving, add remaining orange juice, lime juice, and vinegar. Salt to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 235.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
217
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
806mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
34.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
8.7g
35%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
11.2g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 9% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
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