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Slightly Spicy Black Beans

What you need: 

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 cubanelle pepper, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1-2 green chilli peppers, minced
1 teaspoon Mexican Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
sprinkle of parsley

What you do: 

Heat the oil in a skillet. Saute onions, cubanelle and red peppers until soft. Add tomatoes, liquids and all. Season with chillis and cumin. Let simmer for the flavours to develop. Add black beans and let simmer 10 - 15 mins. Sprinkle in chopped parsley for the last minute so it wilts.
Serve over Quinoa for a protein punch!

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I gave this recipe five stars, because it is really tasty & simple.

I made a couple of changes, based on what I had available in my pantry:

1. I did not have cumin powder, I had cumin seeds. I sauteed them in oil until they popped, and then added the onion, chillies, red pepper flakes, etc.

2. I did not have the right peppers on hand.  I had a small green thai hot pepper, red pepper flakes, and dried chilis, so I used all of these (just a pinch of red pepper flakes and one dried red chili). The combination was very spicy and tasty !!

3. I did not have any parsley.

I did everything else as directed and served over quinoa. It was very good. My husband and mother in law loved it !

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