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Black Bean Popular Recipes and Famous Dishes

Don't limit black beans to soup


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Popular Black Bean Recipes and Uses

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. Their black bean soup became a smashing success in the 1970s.

Black beans are now also popular in bean salads, bean soup mixes, bean pancakes, and refried beans. The Brazilian national dish, feijoada, celebrates black beans in a hearty meat stew which is enjoyed by most Brazilians nearly every weekend. The Cuban dish Moros y Cristianos, or Moors and Christians, is a dish of black beans and white rice traditionally served on New Year's Day for good luck.

Black beans also form the base of many Asian dishes in the form of the fermented black bean sauce.

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