Cuban Black Beans

Looking for a tasty and easy way to eat simple black beans? Look no further.

2 cups of cooked black beans or 2 (10 oz) cans of black beans, drained of liquid
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Sauté the onion and pepper over medium heat in a little bit of cooking oil (try grape seed oil as it’s more stable at higher temperatures than olive oil). Add the garlic and sauté. Add beans and spices and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add vinegar just before serving. Serve over rice with a wedge of lime.

Why eat Black Beans:

Black beans are loaded with health benefits. They are a fabulous source of dietary and insoluble fiber, which aids in preventing blood sugar levels to rise quickly after a meal. For this reason they could benefit anyone suffering from diabetes or hypoglycemia. Its high fiber content also greatly supports digestion and can be helpful to prevent digestive disorders. Black beans are also excellent sources of antioxidants and can have as much as 10 times more than an equivalent amount of oranges.

Black beans are very high in iron and protein. They can be a wonderful resource for anyone looking to replace or lessen the amount of red meat in their diet. They are also rich in the mineral manganese to support energy levels, and folate for heart health.

Serving Ideas:

  • Try a recipe for a delicious black bean soup or chili.
  • Wrap black beans in a tortilla with some fresh kale or chard and a little avocado.
  • Add any other veggies you might like and enjoy a quick and easy bean burrito.