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Spicy Black Beans 

Garnish with fresh peppers for added color. To spice things up, include the pepper seeds.

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Side Dishes

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Preparation time:

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 1


½ tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ onion, diced
2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 cans (15 oz cans) black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup water
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion, garlic and oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the onion is translucent. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 – 15 minutes or until liquid has thickened. Serve.

Credit: Recipe courtesy of Regal Ware Worldwide

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 230 Carbohydrates: 34g
Total Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g Dietary Fiber: 13g
% of Calories from Fat: 5% Sodium: 1060mg
Protein: 13g  



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