Recipe by Rachel Phipps
Simple stewed black beans, delicious served in warm bowls with lots of toppings for dinner, served as a side dish, or used as a filling for vegan enchiladas or tacos.
How sustainable are black beans?
Beans are extremely sustainable! Most crops suck all the nutrients out of the soil as they grow, but beans actually replenish the farmland via nitrogen fixation. Legumes, such as black beans, also require less fertilizer which reduces their carbon footprint. When farmers add beans into their crop rotations, not only do they grow an extra crop that they can profit from, but they also protect their land from soil erosion and the nitrogen that is fixed in the dirt can then be used by other crops! It's a win-win situation-- for the farmer and also for the planet!
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Simple Stewed Black Beans
- 1 small white onion
- light cooking oil
- sea salt
- 1 garlic clove
- ¼ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cajun spice mix
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 14 oz can black beans in water
- cubed avocado
- ½ small red onion
- small handful fresh chives