- Step 1 Mix tomatoes, avocados, onion, 1/4 cup cilantro, and garlic together in a bowl. Drizzle lime juice over tomato mixture; toss to coat.
- Step 2 Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Arrange tortillas, 2 at a time, in hot oil; cook until crisp, about 1 minute per side. Remove tortillas using tongs and repeat with remaining tortillas.
- Step 3 Spoon 2 tablespoons black beans and 2 tablespoons cooked rice onto each crisp tortilla; top with tomato mixture. Garnish tacos using remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and green pepper sauce.
- NOTE: make sure you do not add more that line indicates
1 large brown onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3-4 large garlic cloves, finely diced
- ½ red chili, sliced
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro (stalks and leaves)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
- 1 lb / 550 g sweet potato, diced into cubes
- 1 can black beans, rinsed
- 2 cups chopped tinned tomatoes
- 3 cups water
- 1 cube vegetable stock cube
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 avocado, diced
- Handful of fresh cilantro/coriander, roughly chopped
- Handful of corn tortilla chips, crumbled over the top
- A dollop of sour cream (in bowls, per person)
- 1-2 tablespoons of grated cheddar (in bowls, per person)
- Grated cheese
- Press the Sauté key on the Instant Pot (it should say Normal, 30 mins). Add the onions, olive oil and one teaspoon of salt and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring a few times.
- Add the garlic, chili, cilantro, spices and the remaining salt and stir through. Add the sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, water and vegetable stock cube. Stir through well and press Keep Warm/Cancel function key to stop the Sauté process.
- Place and lock the lid, making sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to Sealing. Press Manual, High pressure and set to 3 minutes. After 3 beeps the pressure cooker will start going. Once the IP stops cooking, allow 5 minutes for natural release and then use the quick release method to let off the rest of the steam and pressure.
- Open the lid and stir in the juice of ½ lime. You can also add extra fresh cilantro directly in the pot.
- Serve the soup in bowls, topped with diced avocado and crispy corn tortilla chips. Add a dollop of sour cream and some cheddar cheese on top, if you like.
- 4 cups small pasta shapes
- 1 can black beans
- 1 yellow pepper diced
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 cup sweet corn
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup enchilada sauce
- 1-2 tbsp taco seasoning
- 4 cups water or broth
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar plus extra to top (optional)
- cilantro, cherry tomatoes, lime wedges to serve (optional)
Place all ingredients except for the cheese and garnishes in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and simmer until pasta is done, about 15 minutes.
Stir in cheese, add more on top if you like. Serve with cilantro, diced tomatoes and lime wedges.
- 2 cups portabella mushrooms, cubed (smaller pieces); gills removed
- 2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and divided
- 1 cup minced broccoli, fresh only
- 1/2 cup red onion, minced
- 3 XL eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbl Panko or Gluten Free Panko
- 1 Tbl Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 1 Tbl Worcestershire *for full vegetarian style use one that does not contain anchovies
- 2 Tbl minced garlic
- 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan *Look for vegetarian or vegan Parmesan cheese if you do not eat animal products
- Olive oil
- In a large bowl add 1 cup of black beans and mash with a masher (chunks are OK).
- Next, add in the mushrooms, the rest of the beans, broccoli, garlic, onion, Worcestershire and steak seasoning.
- Mix just until coated.
- Add in the eggs, cheese and bread crumbs and mix gently with a large spoon until the mixture is combined.
- Set aside while you place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add in 2 Tbl of oil.
- Once the oil starts to shimmer (about a minute or two), using dampened hands (the mixture will stick to you if you don’t), scoop a 1/2 cup of mixture into the palm of your hand and gently shape into a burger all the while pressing together. The mixture should hold a burger shape. If it doesn’t add just a Tbl more of bread crumbs.
- Place in the oil and cook for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and a crust has formed on each side.
- Serve with hummus, guacamole or steak sauce
- from the http://www.thekitchenwhisperer.net/
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 large poblano pepper, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
- 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 1 teaspoon sauce
- 3/4 cup roasted cashews
- 1/2 cup finely crumbled feta or cotija cheese
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 whole egg
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Cheese as desired, such as pepper jack, cheddar, muenster, or Swiss (optional)
- 6 to 8 hearty hamburger buns, toasted
- Condiments as desired, such as Chipotle Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise (optional)
- Toppings as desired, such as shredded lettuce, sliced onions, and pickles (optional)
Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 350°F. Spread black beans in a single layer on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Place in oven and roast until beans are mostly split open and outer skins are beginning to get crunchy, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
While beans roast, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion and poblano and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add chipotle chili and sauce and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Place cashews in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until chopped into pieces no larger than 1/3-inch, about 12 short pulses. Add to bowl with onions and peppers.
When beans are slightly cooled, transfer to food processor. Add cheese. Pulse until beans are roughly chopped (the largest pieces should be about 1/3 of a full bean in size). Transfer to bowl with onion/pepper mixture. Add mayonnaise, egg, and bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Fold together gently but thoroughly with hands. Patty mixture can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days at this stage.
To cook indoors: Form bean mixture into 6 to 8 patties as wide as your burger buns. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add 4 patties and cook, swirling pan occasionally, until well browned and crisp on first side, about 5 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until second side is browned, about 5 minutes longer, adding cheese if desired. If cooking more than 4 burgers, cook in batches, keeping cooked burgers on a rack set in a rimmed baking sheet in a 200°F oven while second batch cooks.
Spread top and bottom buns with chipotle mayonnaise or other condiments as desired. Add toppings to top or bottom bun as desired. Place patties on bottom buns, close burgers, and serve immediately.
2 pounds orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided]
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder, or to taste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup water, or more as needed
1 tablespoon cornmeal
teaspoon Salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2 cup sour cream, for garnish
1/4C. Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
Cilantro Lime Dressing
1/4 cup cilantro, fresh
2 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
1/4 cup Olive oil
In a bowl, toss the beans and corn with the cilantro lime dressing. Peel and pit the avocados and cut into wedges or cubes.
Arrange the salad greens on individual serving plates and mound the bean and corn salad in the center. Top with avocado and ring the salad with chips. If you wish, top with sour cream or grated cheese.
For The Dressing
Whisk together all ingredient in a bowl. Or for a bright green, smooth dressing, in a blender on low speed, whirl the cilantro, scallions, lime juice, salt and red pepper until smooth. Add the olive oil in a steady street and as soon as it thickens, turn off the blender.
Store in the fridge for up to a week.
- 1/4 cup Hellmann’s mayo
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 can (19 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (11 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 cup grape tomatoes [or cherry tomatoes]
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp. finely chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)
- Combine Hellmann’s mayo, lime juice and cumin in medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup corn kernels
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 chopped tomato (optional)
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and saute until lightly browned.
Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
Stir corn, black beans and tomato into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.
Serve as taco filling on corn tortillas embellish with salsa, cheese, sour cream and avocado.
For those who want to love quinoa more than they do, incorporating quinoa into a soup or stew is one way to avoid its stick-in-your-teeth seediness. Here, it bulks up a simple black bean soup, providing the starch (and extra protein) to make a hearty meal.
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion or large shallot, chopped
1 medium clove garlic, chopped (1 teaspoon)
1 carrot, chopped
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (pimenton, sweet or hot)
3 small tomato, hulled and chopped
1/2cup dried quinoa, rinsed and drained
3 cups homemade or no-salt-added vegetable broth (1 tsp veggie conc.)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cup lightly packed baby spinach leaves, chopped
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion or shallot, the garlic and carrot; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the paprika, tomato, quinoa, broth and black beans. Season with the salt and pepper.
Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to low so the mixture is barely bubbling around the edges. Cover, and cook until the quinoa has swelled and is tender, 20 minutes. Stir in the spinach leaves and cook just until they are wilted, a few minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and eat.