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Caribbean Black Beans

Caribbean Black Beans
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 5
Add something citrusy to your family’s dinner! Serve black beans cooked with papaya over rice - perfect for Island cuisine.

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

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
35
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.

More About This Recipe

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