Black Beans

Black beans are nutritious and delicious and very flexible to add to many recipes from around the world.Try them for any time in black bean salad, dip, burritos, soup, enchiladas and more.

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Basic Bean Recipe
Black Bean Salad
Black Bean Taco
Black Bean Dip
Black Beans with Sauteed Plantains




Black beans are nutritious and delicious and very flexible to add to many recipes from around the world
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 162 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 1 lb black beans
  • 1 med. onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp esposite optional


  1. Rinse beans. Place in a large pot and cover with water and leave to soak for 1 hour to over night. Drain and rinse.
  2. Place all ingredients in a pot and cover with enough water to cover the beans about 1 inch. Bring beans to a boil simmer, and skim off any foam that will form at the beginning of the cooking. Cook for 1 to 2 hours or until the beans are tender.

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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 456mg 19%
Potassium 599mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 16%
Iron 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.