Spicy Smooshed Black BeansSubmitted by: MCDOWELL26
IntroductionBlack beans are full of good protein and fiber, and I finally found a way to make them taste good! This recipe is great on turkey tacos or by itself as a side dish!
Please note, I'm a dump cook, so it's hard to give exact measurements, but I'll try and get you close! Black beans are full of good protein and fiber, and I finally found a way to make them taste good! This recipe is great on turkey tacos or by itself as a side dish!
Please note, I'm a dump cook, so it's hard to give exact measurements, but I'll try and get you close!
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 jalapeno pepper, diced (more or less depending on how spicy you want it to be)
2 good squirts of lime juice (about a Tbls)
1 glug of extra virgin olive oil (about a Tbls)
2 pinches of dried chopped cilantro (I buy the freeze-dried cilantro which measures the same as fresh, about a Tbls)
a dash of chili powder
a dash each of kosher salt and black pepper
Using any object with a blunt side (I use the bottom of a measuring cup), smoosh the black bean mixture into a rough puree.
You may want to throw it back in the microwave for another minute or two to serve hot.
Use anywhere you would normally use traditional refried beans!
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MCDOWELL26.
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Good; not incredible. It was incredibly easy, however! And it was a completely satisfactory side dish to chicken-and-sprout enchiladas and Spanish rice. Just not something my guests commented on or wanted the recipe for.... I'm pretty picky about giving a 5-star rating. Thanks for sharing! - 4/3/10
Nice! The Arabs have a similar recipe: It's called: Ful (means Beans): They fry the onions with garlic in olive oil and then add small thai or any other hot peper, tomatoes and beans, cook and smoosh, then salt, cumin then when done a big splash of sesami oil. But we can leave the last part out... - 5/1/09
Reply from MCDOWELL26 (5/1/09)
That sounds yummy! I imagine replacing the jalapenos and chili powder with a little onion, sriracha and cumin would give these beans a spicy Middle Eastern twist! Can't wait to try it!!