Delicious Black Bean RecipesI am completely smitten with the Black Bean & Rice Burrito recipe from the Organize Yourself Skinny Blog.  They meet the most important of my criteria for a perfect meal:  easy to make and delicious.  We eat them quite often around these parts.  I like to double the black bean portion of this recipe and use the leftovers to make other cool dishes….like pizza, quesadillas and appetizers.   Do you love black beans?  Try these recipes out and let me know what you think!

Delicious Black Bean Recipes ::

Here’s how to make the black bean mixture from Organize Yourself Skinny:
Organize Yourself Skinny’s Black Beans

1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 15.5 ounce can black beans, drained
1 14.5 ounce can diced chili-style tomatoes, slightly drained
1 cup chicken stock

Directions:
Step 1: Saute in large pan onion in the olive oil for about 3 minutes or until it starts to get soft then add garlic and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Then stir in cumin and cayenne pepper and saute for 1 more minute.
Ste 2: Add black beans, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer  for 15 – 20 minutes.

Then you can eat these beans in so many ways!  I usually double this recipe.

Black Bean & Rice Burritos ::  See Organize Yourself Skinny for the rest of the directions for how to make your burrito.

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Black Bean Pizza :: I make homemade pizza dough and then top the dough with the black bean mixture, from edge to edge.  Then I cover the beans with shredded mozzerella and jalapeno slices.  Bake at 450º until cheese is melted and golden.  You can top with sour cream, salsa and/or chopped green onions.11232012 046

Black Bean Quesadilla ::  You can find the recipe for the Black Bean Quesadilla here on my blog.

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Black Bean Appetizers ::  For these I simply used refrigerated Crescent rolls.  I unrolled each crescent, put a spoonful of the bean mixture inside and then rolled up the Crescent Roll as directed on package.  I baked according to package directions as well.  Next time I make these I intend to add a little shredded pepper jack cheese to the inside of the crescent with the beans.  

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