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Caribbean Black Beans

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

4 1/2
cups water
1 1/2
cups dried black beans*
1
tablespoon canola oil
1
medium papaya, peeled, seeded and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1
medium red bell pepper, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 medium)
1/2
cup orange juice
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 1/2
cups hot cooked rice

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
750mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
67g
22%
Dietary Fiber
14g
56%
Sugars
9g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, rinsed and drained, can be substituted for the dried black beans. Omit water and Step 1.

Add something citrusy to your family’s dinner! Serve black beans cooked with papaya over rice - perfect for Island cuisine.

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water and beans to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender; drain.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook remaining ingredients except rice in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in beans. Cook about 5 minutes or until hot. Serve with rice.

Add something citrusy to your family’s dinner! Serve black beans cooked with papaya over rice - perfect for Island cuisine.

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Add something citrusy to your family’s dinner! Serve black beans cooked with papaya over rice - perfect for Island cuisine.