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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 263.4
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 4.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 16.4 g
  • Protein: 15.9 g

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Simple Black Beans

Submitted by: SPECIALMG

Introduction

Fantastic and super easy beans -- great lunch or side dish Fantastic and super easy beans -- great lunch or side dish
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 can plain black beans (like Goya)
    1 t. olive oil
    1-2 cloves garlic, minced
    dried thyme
    red pepper flakes
    curry powder

Directions

In a non-stick skillet on med-high heat, add olive oil and garlic, cook 1 minute or until garlic sizzles a little -- do not let garlic brown.
add entire contents of black bean can -- all juices!
add spices as desired. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until much of the liquid is cooked off and the black beans are in a thick sauce.
That's it! Great with brown rice, or served with a side veggie like broccoli (the sauce from the beans means you need no other condiment on the veggie!)

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPECIALMG.






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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent with corn and salsa wrapped in whole wheat tortillas too!!!!!!! - 12/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Corn is another entertaining additive - just chucked a cup of frozen kernels in with the beans. Yum yum! - 1/17/08

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I added cumin instead of curry. - 3/24/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for something quick to go with my grilled chix and rice tonight. This was awesome on top of the rice. My family at every last bite so I don't even have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. - 4/3/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great high protein dish. I love the spices. - 3/20/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good and I will make it again. The only thing I didn't like was that there were no amounts for the spices and our beans came out a little too spicy. Next time I'll know not to be son generous :-) - 5/31/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like to add fresh sweet peppers to the recipe. - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't go wrong with this recipe. It's tasty, healthy, and fast. - 3/14/07

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  • The sodium level in this recipe cannot possibly be right. Even the low sodium Goya would have a lot ore than 4.2mg! - 5/28/14

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  • added some red and green peppers and topped with salsa. tasty - 5/24/13

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  • Perfect recipe. I spooned mine over romaine lettuce leaf wraps, folded and ate. This is going to be a go to recipe whenever time is tight and yummy is wanted. - 1/20/13

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  • very easy and tasty dish...I use dried black beans and soak them overnight and then put everything in the crockpot on low all day - 4/19/11

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  • very tasty....yammy - 1/11/11

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  • very good-will use again! - 8/20/10

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  • This dish is excellent! I have eaten this as is and also stuffed mushrooms with this mixture and it made a nice side dish. - 6/22/10

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  • very nice - 6/11/10

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  • Loved this! I'm a curry addict, so I was psyched to try it out in black beans. Didn't have any thyme, but I added in some salt-free lemon pepper for a little added flavor. Threw in some broccoli at the end! - 6/10/10

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  • This was a very good recipe. I served it with chicken, whipped sweet potatoes, and spinach salad. I will definitely make this again and add corn to it and serve with brown rice like some of the other reviewers. - 5/9/10

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  • Super Yummy!!! I used cumin instead of curry and added some frozen corn.
    - 3/28/10

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  • I would rinse the beans and then add some V8 for liquid (to lesson the musical qualities). - 3/21/10

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  • I loved this. I added corn, chicken, feta, and brown rice to make a full meal. - 2/26/10

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  • yummy! used cumin instead of curry. will make again - so healthy and satisfying with rice - 12/15/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    That sodium can't be right considering it is canned beans. - 8/25/09

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  • Really liked this! I added some corn off the cob and salsa, put in a tortilla shell. Could only eat half a serving though. - 8/20/09

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  • easy and quick and with rice good meal - 5/25/09

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