Black Bean Blast

By gholland    ,

May 11, 2015

A spicy black bean side dish is versatile. Eat it over rice for lunch. Bake some cornbread and add the black beans to your next Sunday dinner. This high fiber recipe is great for everyone managing their blood sugar.


4 cups black beans, cooked or canned

2 tablespoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons cumin

1 onion, diced

2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

pinch of cayenne

1 lime

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


1Wash and soak 2 cups of dried beans the night before. Rinse off the soaking water, place into pot with 3 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add cinnamon and cumin.

2Cover and cook for 1 hour.

3If you use canned black beans, drain them in a strainer.

4Add the beans into a saucepan, mix them with cinnamon and cumin. Add 1 cup of water or broth to the pan. Cover and cook on medium for about 10 minutes.

5In a pan, saute onions and garlic with salt.

6Mix beans with sautéed onions, raw bell peppers, a pinch of cayenne, and salt.

7Garnish with cilantro and a wedge of lime.


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