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Southwestern Black Beans

Southwestern Black Beans
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Yields
2 servings

This side dish is low in calories and fat and a quick way to dress up black beans, which are a good source of fiber and protein. Try it with pinto beans as well.

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ingredients

2
tsp peanut oil
1
jalapeno pepper with some seeds, minced
1
large clove garlic, minced
1 15-oz
can black beans, rinsed and strained
½
tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
Kosher salt
2
tsp to 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
2
Tbsp roughly chopped fresh cilantro
Zest of ½ lime, optional
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directions

Step 1

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the jalapeno and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans, 1/3 cup water, oregano and 1/8 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until most of the liquid is evaporated, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the lime juice and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the cilantro and lime zest if using and serve.

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