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black bean stew

Thick and Hearty Black Bean Stew

This black bean stew is simple to throw together and is very versatile. Eat it by itself, or on top of steamed greens, a baked potato, or your favorite whole grain.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 289 kcal


  • 3 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or 6 cups home-cooked black beans)
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes* (or 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes)
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • 1 juiced lime
  • 0.5 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 0.5 cup green onion, diced


  • Mash one can (or 2 cups) beans. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, sauté the celery, onion, red pepper, jalapeño, and garlic until tender. (Do not sauté in oil - use 1 Tbsp water, and add more as needed)
  • Add beans (including mashed), tomatoes, and spices. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Top with green onion when serving.


Serving: 2gCalories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 54.1gProtein: 17.4gFat: 1.1gFiber: 18.8g
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