Latin-Style Black Beans

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Recipe of the Day – Latin-Style Black Beans


1 lb. black beans. soaked 12 hours

1 lb. lentils, soaked 12 hours

1 qt. water

1/2 yellow onion

3 green onions, chopped

1/2 red bell, chopped

1/2 green bell, chopped

1 c. tomato puree

1 T. garlic salt

2 T. olive oil

2 c. fresh spinach

juice of one lime

1 avocado, sliced

Directions: Soak the beans and lentils overnight. Or, you can do the quick-soak method by bringing them into a boil in the water, boiling for 3 minutes, then turning them off and letting them sit for an hour. Change the water to reduce gas, then bring to a boil again and boil for one hour. In a hot fry pan, cook the onions and bells in the olive oil until translucent. Add the beans and spinach and and season with lime and garlic salt. And the tomato puree and stir well. Top with avocado.

Word of the Day – sabana – sheet

Tip of the Day – You can make these into delicious re-fried beans easily, by mashing when cool.

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