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Black Beans Recipes

Black beans have become very popular as an ingredient as well as a main dish. These recipes use dried or canned black beans. Recipes using black bean paste are also included.

Aztec Couscous Recipe
Couscous takes on a Latin flair with black beans, corn, jalapeno, cilantro, and cumin for a tasty vegetarian side dish.

Barbecued Pulled Pork with Potatoes Recipe
Potatoes make the sauce smooth for easy pulled pork in the crockpot. Five variations are also included at the end of this recipe, such as Chinese Pulled Pork, Szechwan Pulled Pork, and Rum Pulled Pork.

Black Bean and Papaya Salsa Recipe
This Caribbean-inspired salsa combining black beans and papaya is great with grilled fish. It is also very good by itself, as a spicy summer-salad-type course.

Black Bean Cakes Recipe
Fried black bean cakes are flavored with carrots, onion, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. The patties may be made and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance of frying.

Black Bean Salad Recipe
Black bean salad is always a welcome sight on the table. Luckily it is fast and simple to make.

Bourbon Three-Bean Bake Recipe
Bourbon gives a rich, sweet flavor to baked beans made with three different types of beans, bacon, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, molasses, mustard, and brown sugar.

Cola Black Bean Soup Recipe
Cola is the secret ingredient in this easy black bean soup recipe. The black beans are further flavored with onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, coriander, and lime. You can make this soup even spicier by adding a chopped chile pepper, if you like it hot.

Crab in Black Bean Sauce Recipe
The black bean sauce is made with soy sauce and ginger, giving an Oriental flair to wok-fried fresh crab. As with most stir-fry dishes, this goes together quickly.

Crispy Southwest Polenta Hash Recipe
In this fun breakfast or brunch dish, polenta pieces are sauteed in a hot skillet with chiles, corn, tomatoes, black beans, and savory southwestern seasonings for a terrific crunchy hash. Make the polenta pieces at least 1 hour in advance.

Hot Dog Vegetable Stew Recipe
This vegetable stew is loaded with hot dogs as well as veggies. It's a hearty recipe your kids will enjoy and adults, too. Do not be disheartened by the list of ingredients. This is really easy and fast. Cut the hot dogs in fun shapes and use any small pasta shapes that appeal to your children. Don't limit yourself to the vegetables listed in the ingredients. This is a good time to use any leftover veggies you have.

Low-Fat Smoky Sausage and Beans Recipe
Low-fat turkey sausage lends rich flavor to seasoned black beans. Since canned beans are used, this dish goes together fast and cooks quickly for a fast meal.

Meat and Black Bean Stew Recipe - Feijoada Recipe
This hearty Feijoada stew is the national dish of Brazil. It's loaded with black beans, pork, bacon, sausage, ham, and beef. Plan ahead to soak the beans overnight. This recipe takes some time to cook, but the result is well worth it.

Mexican Lasagna Recipe
Traditional Mexican ingredients come together in a layered casserole. Flour tortillas replace the pasta used in lasagna. This makes a filling meal. It is an excellent way to stretch ground beef. Feel free to adjust the spiciness to suit your individual taste. As an added bonus, Mexican lasagna is always a big hit with kids. It is easy enough for a junior chef to make with a little supervision.

Michael's Pork and Black Bean Chili Recipe
Pork is simmered with tomatoes, herbs, onions, and garlic until tender. Black beans are added as a final touch to the chili. Chili fanatics may debate the use of beans in their red, but this is quite tasty.

Mignon Salmon with Roulade Corn and Black Bean Relish Recipe
If you're looking for a gourmet dish to wow your guests, this is it. Filets of beef tenderloin and salmon are rolled with beefy portobello mushrooms and herbs making a dish fit for the finest occasion.

Moros y Cristianos - Moors & Christians - Black Beans & Rice Recipe
Black beans and rice is a popular Cuban dish said to bring good luck when eaten on New Year's Day. In fact, this recipe is eaten often as a side dish. In Spanish, the dish is called Moros y Cristianos or Christians & Moors, with the black beans representing the dark-skinned Moors and the white rice representing the lighter-skinned Christians. It is fast and easy to make in less than 30 minutes.

Nine Bean Soup Mix Recipe
Nine different types of dried beans, plus barley, are combined to make a heart-warming bean soup mix great for gifts or to keep on hand. If you are giving as a gift, be sure to include the recipe instructions. This will make 9 gifts and each will make enough soup to feed 8.

Pork and Clams East Meets West Style (Alentejana) Recipe
Pork tenderloin and littleneck clams are enhanced with garlic, ginger, wine, and vegetables in this East meets West dish.

Pork, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Stew Recipe
Sweet potatoes and black beans enrich this hearty pork stew, completely made in the microwave. Orange juice and honey, along with the sweet potatoes, lend a hint of sweetness to the stew.

Refried Beans Recipe
Start a day ahead to cook the pinto beans before making this Mexican favorite. Classic refried beans are made with pintos, but you may substitute black beans.

Slow-Cooker Black Bean-Mushroom Chili Recipe
Mushrooms take the place of beef in this hearty and healthy vegetarian chili. If you don't have a crockpot, a stovetop method is included.

Smoky Seven-Bean Soup Recipe
Hearty low-fat soup contains not only a variety of beans, but also other vegetables. Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a full meal.

Spider's Nest Dip Recipe
This Mexican-style dip is decorated as a special Halloween treat, but it's a year-round favorite.

Steamed Spareribs in Black Bean Sauce Recipe
These spareribs are steamed Chinese-style with black beans, tangerine peel, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.

Stewed Oxtail, Oriental-Style Recipe
Fermented black beans, soy sauce, rice wine, and ginger give an oriental flair to braised oxtails. Serve with Chinese rice or noodles.

Stir-Fried Clams in Black Bean Sauce Recipe
Fresh clams are stir-fried with ginger, garlic, rice wine, and black beans. Serve with rice as a part of a multi-course meal. If you do not have a wok, you may use a heavy skillet.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Recipe
Vegetarian burritos are filled with a puree of sweet potatoes, black beans, onions, chiles, garlic, and cilantro. They are rolled up like enchiladas and baked. Serve topped with homemade salsa.

Tasty Turkey Chili Recipe
This easy chili made with ground turkey not only tastes good, it's also heart healthy and designed for kids to make. Feel free to make it ahead and reheat. It's even better the next day.

Tostada Bites Recipe
Think of these as a hybrid mix of nachos and tostadas. This Mexican-style appetizer may be served hot or cold.

Venison Chili with Papaya Recipe
Venison, sausage, black beans, and tomatoes make a fabulous chili topped with sour cream and papayas. Plan ahead to marinate deer overnight. If you like your chili spicy, feel free to add some chile peppers.

All About Black
Although Latino peoples have long used black beans in soups, stews, and chilis, the Coach House restaurant in New York City, USA, is credited with expanding the popularity of black beans with the general American populace and tourist visitors. Learn how to select and store black beans, plus cooking tips before trying one of the many recipes.

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