Black Beans 'n' Spuds

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Black beans add extra protein and fiber to this meal. We think it is a fun, creative way to dress up potatoes. If the kids wonder about the black spots (the beans), call 'em polka-dot potatoes.

This recipe goes with Cuban-Style Shredded Pork

Yield: Makes 4 servings
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  • 1 (24-oz.) package refrigerated mashed potatoes
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. 1. Microwave potatoes according to package directions.
  2. 2. Stir together potatoes, black beans, and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; fold back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Stir in cilantro. Serve immediately.
  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Diner's Choice Country Style Mashed Potatoes. You can substitute 4 cups of your favorite hot mashed potatoes.
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