Beans are powerhouses of nutrition, fiber and flavor. Beans are also staple food for the longest living populations in the world and have been shown to help with the control of diabetes, heart disease, and to help control hunger.
This recipe of black beans is absolutely delicious and will help you incorporate black beans into your menu in a fun new way.
4 a 5 cups of cooked black beans (or 3-15 oz. cans of low sodium black beans)
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 green or red bell pepper, chopped fine
2 to 3 cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 to 2 bay leaf
1 tsp olive oil
Salt to taste
In a large pot, add the olive oil (which can be substituted with water or vegetable broth) and oil. Stir fry for one minute and add the bell pepper and garlic. Cook for a few more minutes until onion is tender.
Add beans, bay leaf, cumin and oregano, and salt if desired. When it starts boiling, lower heat and let it simmer for 15 more minutes. These beans can be served with brown rice, steamed vegetables or salad.