Spicy Black Beans

Spicy Black Beans Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
When you're short on time but want a side with lots of flavor, stir up a pot of Spicy Black Beans. Canned black beans get their heat from a minced jalapeno pepper and lime juice.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 83
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Sodium 156 mg


2 teaspoons canola oil
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can organic no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bell pepper and minced jalapeño pepper; sauté 4 minutes. Add fresh lime juice, salt, and black beans. Cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro.


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Vanessa Pruett,

Cooking Light

January 2012
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