Caribbean Black Beans

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

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 5

Ingredients

4 1/2
cups water
1 1/2
cups dried black beans*
2
teaspoons vegetable 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
5
cups hot cooked rice
  • 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    450
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3g
    3%
    (Saturated Fat
    1/2g,
    1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    10mg
    10%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    89g
    89%
    (Dietary Fiber
    14g
    14%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    40%;
    Vitamin C
    80%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    6
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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