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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.

Vanessa Pruett
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2012

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Credit: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

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

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Directions

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  • 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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Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

83 calories; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 0.2g; sodium 156mg.
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