Caramelized Black Bean "Butter"

Caramelized Black Bean Butter Recipe
Randy Mayor
Caramelized onions lend the black beans an intriguing sweetness and complexity, which is highlighted by balsamic vinegar and cocoa. Spread on a sandwich of sliced ciabatta with grilled vegetables and arugula. It's also great with baked tortilla chips.

Yield:

3 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 17
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Fat 0.4 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.2 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 3.1 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 48 mg
Calcium 7 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups chopped onion
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 10 minutes or until golden. Place onion, beans, vinegar, cocoa, salt, and paprika in a food processor; process until smooth. Place bean mixture in a bowl. Sprinkle with parsley.

Note:

Lisë Stern,

June 2005
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