Black Bean Blast 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



~ 4 cups black beans, cooked or canned

~ 1 bell pepper, color of your choice

~ 1 onion, diced

~ 1 lime

~ 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

~ 2-3 cloves garlic

~ 2 tablespoons cinnamon

~ 2 teaspoons cumin

~ 1 tablespoon olive oil

~ 1 teaspoon salt

~ pinch of cayenne



  1. Wash and soak 2 cups of dried beans the night before.

  2. Rinse off soaking water, place in a pot with 3 1/2 cups of water, bring to a boil.

  3. Add cinnamon and cumin, cover and cook for 1 hour. If you use canned black beans, empty into pot, mix with spices, keeping about 1 cup of liquid from the can.

  4. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

  5. Chop onion and peppers, mince garlic.

  6. In a pan sauté onions and garlic with oil.

  7. Mix beans with sautéed onions, raw peppers, pinch of cayenne and salt.

  8. Garnish with cilantro and a wedge of lime. Serve with grains and/or greens.

Credit: This recipe is from Integrative Nutrition.