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Hi guys. I bought some organic black beans the other day at the store and was wondering if you guys had any ideas of what to do with them. I did a search but didnt come up with too much. Do any of you have any simple recipes? I like really hot and spicy food, but all ideas are welcome cuz Im clueless. Ive heard of black bean soups but thats all Ive ever heard of. I need some new ideas all I ever eat is stir fry. lol. Thanks and I apologize if this didnt deserve its own thread.
 

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Mash them up and make a burger with some bread crumbs and saute'd onions, etc....


I simmer mine in taco seasoning and fill a taco or burrito... make into a bean dip for veggies... I make an AMAZING enchilada dip. Enchilada sauce, corn, green chilis, black beans (refried~ mash and warm with some oil until smooth), a little salsa~ YUM. Can be dipped, put in a tortilla, etc.

Ummmm... black bean chili. 1 can condensed tomato soup, saute'd onion, and 2 can beans (drain)... 1T chili powder, 1T cumin, 2T flour, 4T water (make a paste then stir it in)~ simmer until it is as thick as you like.

HTH getting you started.
 

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Any food question deserves it's own thread!

(Well, OK, unless it's been asked twenty times
which this one hasn't...).

You can use black beans like any other bean. Just Google "vegetarian bean recipes" and you'll be incredibly overwhelmed...

That said, I actually have a black-bean-stir-fry recipe that's pretty simple and yummy:

1/2 medium onion

2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

approx. 1/4 cup white cooking sherry or just use more broth

approx 1/4 cup vegetable broth

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp cumin

1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 1/2 cups cooked rice OR udon noodles if you want

3 tablespoons tamari (which is basically a slightly sweeter, milder soy sauce)

Pre-cook the rice or noodles and have ready.

Saute onions and garlic in the sherry, vegetable broth, and tamari until the onions are translucent.

Add the mushrooms, black pepper, and cumin and saute for about five minutes, then add the remaining ingredients.

Cook for about 15 - 20 minutes or until done.
 

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I mix them with refried beans, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning and make soft tacos. Add some avocado slices (or guacamole, if you prefer), brown rice, salsa or hot sauce and lettuce, olives, etc. and you are good to go.


They are also good with some onion and garlic and eaten with rice.

Black beans are my all-time favorite.

ETA: I generally add cumin, garlic and red pepper to the taco mixture too.
 

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What ~Brandon said. Only I use them in hard tacos. And put them on nachos. I basically started using them in a lot of places where I would have used fake ground beef. It's cheaper and way tastier.

Black beans are the superlative bean.
 

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I put them on everything from salads to scrambles to taco/tostada fillings to....everything.


I've made black bean dip that's similar to Keelin's except that I put in some coriander and cayenne pepper in mine. Oh, and I put in more garlic, too (about 2 large cloves worth
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Sometimes, I'll just have a bowl of beans that I've mixed some sweet corn kernels and green onion slices in. A little bit of Italian dressing overtop (not too much) and MMMMMMM.
Every now and again, I'll have some squeezed lime juice and olive oil in place of the dressing and it's still scrummy.


And black bean chili is teh yum! So are black beans and sweet potatoes with loooooads of veggies in it. And black beans with collard greens (or any leafy green that you like) are super scrummy, too. In fact, I've never met a food that black beans wouldn't be good with.

Black beans are the black dress of the bean world, dahling.


Mostly, though, they just go into everything I make and I do mean everything.
 

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My old roommates and I use to make this all the time.

Make pancakes out of cornbread (mexican cornbread for more spice)

Then load on the black beans, carmelized onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, cheese....just whatever you like. Yum!

We also use to make carmelized onions, black bean, brown rice, avocado tacos on whole wheat tortillas.

They're good in queso with avocado and pico too!
 

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Yay lots of yummy ideas!

Heres something tasty I made today.

I mixed half a can of the black beans with a can of refried beans. Added some tomato sauce, chili powder, black pepper, corn, sliced olives, and a tiny bit of shredded cheese. It was Soooooo good. Next Im gonna try it with all black beans and enchilada sauce and make it over brown rice. Theres so much you can do with them.

Im gonna get avacados next time I go to the grocery store.
 
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