Though it's also known as the black turtle bean, there's no reason to hide this tasty little guy in your pantry. Break out your dried or canned black beans to make these manly meals.
A nice simple soup that is thickened with beans, not with a roux. This hearty soup will leave your mouth watering for more. It is also something that will go well with a bowl of rice.
This is a easy black bean soup with the smoky flavor and kick of chipotle peppers. Resist the urge to add any salt as the bacon and canned beans already bring enough salt to the soup the balance the dish perfectly. I used bacon ends for this recipe because they are cheap. If you can't find them, choice bacon is fine to use. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and Tostones (Fried Plantains).
If the Doc says heart-healthy, this is a great low-sodium side dish. Simple and fast to make, but very tasty and easily modified to your individual likes.
My mother-in law made these often when I lived in Miami before her death. After reading other recipes, I found they all missed one very important ingredient for authenticity-PORK! This recipe takes a while to cook, and I have also used a crock pot with good results for those who enjoy using them. Hope you enjoy!
Here's a great and quick chili with beans that works well on those cold winter evenings. Serve over rice, noodles, toast points, or in a bowl with a slice of fresh homemade cornbread. Garnish with grated cheese, diced green onions, a dollop of sour cream, a few jalapeño slices or whatever suits your fancy.
A nice flavorful Southwestern salsa that is great when served hot! If you want it with a little more kick use a hot picante or add some hot sauce or cayenne to the mix.
Here's a recipe for anybody who loves a nice tasting Mexican dish, but only wants to spend a little time preparing it. My girlfriend introduced this to me.
This is a method of bean preparation using black beans, although you can substitute any dried beans. Easy, but it takes awhile.
Let the taste of Brazil simmer in your home all day. When you're ready, spoon out this hot, hearty stew and count down the days till Festival.
A thick, flavorful chili that slow cooks while you do eight hours of work or man stuff.
This thick chili has plenty of flavor. You'll be counting the minutes 'till you get home with this baby in the slow cooker.
A flavorful, fast-cooking chili with heat from a fearsome foursome of peppers. Inspired by WileyP's "Quick Chili with Black Beans"
You ready for the Four Horsemen of the Spice-pocalypse? Green, jalapeno, chipotle and New Mexico pepper come together for this hot bowl of red. Inspired by WileyP's "Quick Chili with Black Beans."
Come home to the taste of Santa Fe. This basic black bean chili with New Mexico flavor gets done in your slow cooker while you work. Inspired by WileyP's "Quick Chili with Black Beans."
Quick and easy quesadillas. You'll be eating a tasty lunch in less than ten minutes.
A hot, fresh lunch in just ten minutes? This easy quesadilla is your answer.
This Tex Mex casserole is packed with all of your Southwestern food favorites.
Easy lunch pitas with plenty of flavor from bacon, beans, and red bell peppers. If you want to go vegetarian, you could omit the bacon (but that would but just plain crazy.)
Hot, spicy homemade burritos in less than 30 minutes. (See our "How to roll up a wrap" article.)
A border take on Italian pizza, with black beans and corn as your main toppings. This easy vegetarian pizza has plenty of flavor.