Healthy Black Bean Recipes
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Black beans are not only delicious, but they are also so versatile that they can be cooked in many different ways or paired with many different foods. But most importantly, they are highly nutritious and incredibly healthy. Here are some two incredible black bean recipes you really should try at home this week:

 

1. Black Bean Enchiladas with Poblano Pepper

This spicy and delicious delicacy is made up of a tortilla rolled around tasty black beans plus a few other ingredients and covered with sauce. This Mexican classic offers amazing health benefits, most of which can be attributed to black beans. When it comes to the amount of time it takes to cook it, 40-50 minutes are enough. With that said, here’s a quick recipe that yields 2 servings of black bean enchiladas with poblano pepper:

 

What You Will Need

 

1. A source of heat with an oven.

 

2. A wire mesh strainer.

 

3. 1 casserole dish.

 

4. medium non-stick pan.

 

5. Some pieces of aluminum foil.

 

 

Ingredients

1. 6 tortillas.

 

2. 15 oz. black beans.

 

3. 2 oz. sour cream.

 

4. 2 oz. Oaxacan cheese(Shredded).

 

5. 8 tbsp. red enchilada sauce.

 

6. 1 jalapeño pepper.

 

7. 1 poblano pepper.

 

8. 1/2 a cup of corn kernels.

 

9. 2 tsp. taco seasoning.

 

10. 1 red onion.

 

11. Olive oil as much as you’ll need.

 

12. Salt to taste.

 

13. Cooking spray.

 

 

Directions

1. First, preheat the oven to 370 degrees.

 

2. Meanwhile, wash your washable ingredients, rinsing and patting them dry.

 

3. Then, spray some cooking spray onto the inside of your casserole dish to prevent food from sticking.

 

4. After that, peel and halve the onion, cutting each into ½-inch dice.

 

5. Thereafter, stem poblano pepper, remove the seeds, and cut the pepper into ½-inch dice.

 

6. Next, stem and then remove the seeds followed by the ribs the jalapeno pepper before mincing it.

 

7. Now, drain and rinse your beans, using the wire mesh strainer.

 

8. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp. olive oil in the pan over medium-high heat.

 

9. Once the oil is hot enough, add onion, poblano pepper (to taste), and 2 tsp. jalapeño and stir occasionally until onions are cooked.

 

10. Then, add half the black beans, corn, taco seasoning, and salt to taste, making sure to stir the mixture occasionally until heated through.

 

11. Next, take away from heat and set aside.

 

12. Now, pour ¼ cup enchilada sauce into the casserole dish you prepared earlier.

 

13. After that, pick up and place one tortilla on a clean work surface.

 

14. Thereafter, pour ⅓ cup of the black bean, corn, taco seasoning, and salt mixture over the tortilla, before tightly rolling up, and placing it in the casserole dish, seam-side down. Repeat this step for the remaining tortillas.

 

15. Meanwhile, pour the remaining enchilada sauce over your filled tortillas, topping them with the cheese.

 

16. Now, spray a piece of aluminum foil with some cooking spray and place over your tortillas, making sure the sprayed side is facing down.

 

17. After sealing the foil tightly, place the casserole dish with tortillas into the oven and let bake for about 15 minutes.

 

18. Next, take out the foil and continue baking the tortillas for about 7 minutes.

 

19. Finally, remove the tortillas from the oven and let cool off before enjoying it.

 

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2. Black Bean Quesadillas with Salsa Fresca & Creamy Guacamole

This mouthwatering quesadilla is jam-packed with delicious mashed black beans, and tons of other yummy ingredients. It’s then topped with salsa Fresca and creamy guacamole. It’s one of the tastiest delicacies consisting of nutritious black beans. Here’s a two-servings recipe for it as shared by Hello Fresh:

 

 

What You Will Need

 

1. A source of heat.

 

2. A medium-size pot.

 

3. A large non-stick pan of good quality.

 

4. 2 small bowls.

 

 

Ingredients

1. 13 oz. black beans.

 

2. 2 ready-prepared tortillas.

 

3.. 2 tbsp. sour cream.

 

4. 2 unit scallions.

 

5. 1 Roma tomato.

 

6. 4 tbsp guacamole.

 

7.  1 poblano pepper.

 

8.  1 tbsp. Southwest seasoning.

 

9. ¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese.

 

10. ½ cup Mexican cheese blend.

 

11. 1 lime.

 

Directions

1. First, wash and pat all your washable ingredients dry.

 

2. Next, core, seed, and dice the poblano pepper.

 

3. . Then, trim and slice your scallions thinly, making sure to separate whites from greens.

 

4. After that, dice your tomato.

 

5. Thereafter, zest and halve your lime.

 

6. Now, combine your black beans with water, 1 tbsp. butter, Southwest spice blend, ¼ tsp salt and pepper in the pot and bring them to a boil over high heat.

 

7. Next, reduce heat and simmer your mixture of black beans and other ingredients uncovered for 5 minutes.

 

8. Afterwards, mash your mixture and continue simmering until it has thickened.

 

9. Meanwhile, drizzle some oil in the pan and heat over medium-high heat until hot enough.

 

10. Now, add poblano, salt, and pepper and cook until tender, making sure to stir occasionally.

 

11. Then, stir in scallion whites and cook until softened.

 

12. Meanwhile, combine tomato, lime zest, scallion greens, and a squeeze of lime juice in one of the small bowls you are equipped with and season the mixture with salt and pepper.

 

13. Next, mix sour cream, guacamole, and a squeeze of lime juice in the second bowl and season it with salt and pepper.

 

14. Meanwhile, turn off the heat and transfer the sauce containing poblano, scallion whites, salt, and pepper to a plate, wiping out the pan thereafter.

 

15. Now, spread a layer of mashed beans over one half of each tortilla.

 

16.  Then, top the affected side of each tortilla with the poblano mixture, cheese, and Mexican cheese blend.

 

17. Next, fold your tortillas in half to create quesadillas.

 

18. Thereafter, drizzle some oil in the wiped out pan and heat over medium-high heat until hot enough.

 

19. After that, reduce the heat and add quesadillas.

 

20. Then, cook until the cheese and the Mexican cheese blend have melted and tortillas have turned golden brown, per side.

 

21. Finally, turn off the heat, transfer your quesadillas to individual plates, slicing them into wedges.

 

22. Top each wedge with creamy guacamole followed by salsa Fresca and serve while still warm.

 

Final Thoughts

Research shows that people who eat beans more often live longer than average. Nonetheless, there are many types of beans out there with varying levels of health quality. One of the healthiest varieties of beans out there is black beans. These beans are jam-packed with essential nutrients your body needs to function well and for good health. You can cook your black beans in many ways but don’t forget to try the mouthwatering recipes above.

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