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Rich in antioxidants and fiber, black beans are definitely nutritious.  But will kids eat ’em?  Well, my two girls raved about them and barely left enough for me and their dad.  On the other hand my son was not a fan.  He did eat a few without complaining too much.   Don’t listen to him though.  After all, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

Cilantro is gives the beans a nice fresh flavor and adds a little color.  It’s also used to treat nausea and intestinal gas.  (who knew?) I wonder if that’s why we’re not gassy after eating all those beans!  With the economy the way it is, beans are cheap and filling, so we’ll be eating a lot of them.  This time I made them with fresh herbs, because I had them on hand.  They are definitely better with fresh cilantro and parsley, but I’ve made them with dried herbs (coriander and parlsey) and they are still pretty yummy.

black beans with cilantro recipe

One can of black beans

1 Tbsp. butter

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chicken broth

1 small handful of fresh cilantro

1 small handful of fresh parsley

Put all ingredient in a saucepan and cook on medium low.  Stir occasionally until butter melts and onions appear translucent.  Serve with a dollop of sour cream (if you want to make it pretty) and enjoy!

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