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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Refried Black Beans

Black beans are incredibly healthy. They are loaded with fiber and iron, and they help stabilize blood sugar levels while reducing the risk for heart attacks. They're also full of antioxidants. If you're looking for a good way to reduce your meat intake, black beans and other legumes are the perfect way to do that. They are rich in protein. Here is a tasty way to enjoy all their benefits. One more great thing - this recipe is even better the next day!

3 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight
1 Tbs. sea salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbs. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup olive oil

Boil the beans in water until slightly soft. (Changing the water and rinsing the beans a few times will cut down on "gas" issues!) Add the garlic and salt. Cook until beans are very soft. Drain beans, reserving some of the liquid. Either mash the beans with a potato masher or put them in the blender, adding some of the reserved liquid and the cumin, chili powder, and olive oil. Stir in the onions and serve wrapped in warm tortillas. If you prefer, add chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, and shredded cheddar cheese to the burrito as well.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Yum. I just love black beans. Great recipe!!