Canned blackbeans

topic posted Mon, November 13, 2006 - 12:27 PM by  Unsubscribed
I have some cans of black beans that I need to use. Any suggestions on nice dishes to make with them?
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  • I use mine in Burritos - Of course, kind of an obvious suggestion. - but also with rice, added in to rice bowls with tomatos, avocados, and tahini sauce. Hmmm. Black beans rock!!
    • RINSE away all that salt before you cook/eat!
      • NOOO!!! Don't rinse them or you'll get no-flavored beans.

        I like to saute onions, chopped fresh jalapenos and garlic and then refry. Add to rice for a complete meal.

        Also, you can fry up some sausage and then add the beans and cook.

        Bean taquitos are good too with corn tortillas.

        Also, refried beans can be spread on top of french bread that has been cut lengthwise. Put cheese on top and toast in the oven until it's melted. Put salsa over it, preferably pico de gallo. This is called a mollete and is very popular in Mexico.
        • Unsu...
          i rinse. :)

          for me the flavor comes in the seasoning, not the huge amount of salt that is added to the can.

          just my 2 cents.

          mmmmmmmmmmm beans.
          • In my cupboard:
            15.5 oz can Goya chick peas - sodium: 1050 mgs
            same for the pinto beans
            15 oz can Westbrae organic - sodium 420 mgs.
            read your labels carefully.
            • i rinse too

              add rinsed beans to finely chopped veggies (roasted peppers, tomatoes, jicama, red onion, whatever else you like) cilantro, chili pepper, and cover with a lime vinegarette

              • Unsu...
                yum amber... i make that all the time!

                i am on a 10 day fast (day 8) and so HUNGRY!! (it comes in waves....)

                gotta get off this tribe!! but cant stop thinking about food!

  • Here is a great simple salad recipe I found soumewhere:

    Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

    Ingredients :

        1/2 cup quinoa
        1 cup white corn
        2 scallions chopped
        1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
        1/2 cup chopped celery
        1/2 cup chopped green peppers
        1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
        3-4 tablespoon oil...not a heavy olive
        2 tablespoon lemon juice or balsamic vinegar
        1 clove garlic minced
        salt and pepper to taste
        celantro or parsley


    Serves: 4-6.

    Preparation time: 30 min.

    Soak quinoa for five minutes then drain.  Cook either in vegetable stock or water for 15 minutes.  In the last five minutes put in the corn if using frozen.  Drain and cool.  Mix the remaining ingrediants in a bowl and pour the dressing in and mix well.  This is good the next day as well.  

    Best if served cold.  Substitutions can be made for the onions, grated carrots, what ever you prefer.  
  • Make healthy lazy chili - canned balck beans, canned chopped tomatoes, canned green chiles, sauteed onion and garlic, chili powder, cumin, other spices, other veggies, if you want. Simmer for a long time and it'll be yum yum.

    I don't rinse if I'm making stuff like this as I figure I just add salt to chili and that's some of the salt.
  • i haven't done this for a while, but it's fun:

    you can just use the black beans, or add canneloni (white northern beans) if you want.

    make some toast.
    top with a spoonful of black beans and white beans (or two spoons of the black beans)
    add some tapenade, or a salsa
    top with some grated cheese (parmesan, or monterey jack)

    broil until cheese is bubbly.

  • i split the can in half for 2 days worth of lunch. add like 1/8 to 1/4 cup shredded cheese, zap and then spoon on light or fat free sour cream YUM!
    • I don't like beans (it's a consistency thing), but my grandma gave me a black bean soup recipe that is great- and it's all pureed together so you need a blender or food processor. I can post it when I get home from work if you're interested.
      • Unsu...
        I would be interested, as I am sure others would be as well. Soup is always soup-er this time of year (buahahah! Corny, I know).
        • Unsu...
          how bout' hummus? i have a recipe stased somewhere, but it is pretty basic- black beans, tahini, lots of garlic, some cilantro, squeeze o lemon, some pepper and salt... process until spreadable.
          • you can make hummus from black beans???
            • Unsu...
              that sounds so yummy. Any recipes would be GREAT!
              • cook yourself up some brown rice.

                heat oil in a frying pan. throw in a few cloves of garllic

                saute for a bit.

                then add some (not much) red pepper flakes and some thyme to taste.

                throw in a whole shwack of chopped up kale into frying pan. (needs to be somewhat deep of a pan. non-stick works best.)
                mix it all up and throw on a lid. (the kale does shrink down in size, but initially is a large amount).

                let it sit until kale is 99% steamed from heat.

                then take lid off and throw in some rinsed black beans (i like a lot).
                mix it up a bit (not too much or else you will mush-up the beans).

                serve on brown rice WITH:
                goat or sheep feta, tamari sauce and some freshly squeezed lime juice.

                this is my comfort food and what got me into eating kale. the thyme is key. don't sub it for any other herb.
                this is better than it sounds. the flavour combos are amazing.

                bon appetit!
            • Unsu...
              oh yes, i have made cannelli (white)bean, and edamame (soybean) hummus too.

              let's say i like spreadable beans. hehe.
  • Unsu...
    The Christians and the Moors

    (sorry needs a slight rinse to maintain the effect - otherwise the rice turns blue)

    Mix with an equal amount of rice a little sauted cumin and some chili powder.
    • oh, this is a great idea coming into the holiday season!

      yes, rinsing those little black beans....keeps from dyeing everything!
      • Do you love/eat scrambled eggs???
        Try this: just add the beans to your scramble!!! it's divine!!!
        A while ago a friend gave me some organic canned beans, black, kidney, garbanzos etc...
        I had the same dilemma and never OH never I would have thought about adding some beans to scrambled eggs, but I did and hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
        Specially with kidney beans but black ones will do!
        Easy isn't it???

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