Creamy Black Bean Magic Bowls Recipe

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South of the border gone wild. These flavorful gems are a big hit with basic taco sides to mix and match to your pleasure. Soaked over night and full of complex spice notes, these beans are a home run and can easily be your favorite Less-meat main dish or a super sassy side!!

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Servings: 6


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  • 1 lb. dry black beans, picked over
  • 1 piece bone-in country ham, rinsed, about 3 oz.
  • 2 soft chicken bouillon cubes or 8 c. low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • water
  • tortilla chips, crushed, for garnish
  • chopped cilantro and parsley blend for garnish
  • Spiced up Sour Cream:
  • 8 oz. fat free sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  1. In a colander wash and rinse beans and remove any debris. Place in medium bowl with 8 cups water and kosher salt to taste. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to use, simply drain and rinse.
  2. In a 6 quart dutch oven over medium high heat, drizzle in a little olive oil and add onion, garlic, bouillon and bay leaves. (Be sure to add oil before heating dutch oven to protect your enamel). Cook for several minutes until aromatic.
  3. Add ham and cook several minutes more and add beans. Stir to coat beans and add enough water to just cover beans. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cook until beans are tender and the bean juice becomes creamy adding water as needed - about 2 hours . Check seasonings and adjust with kosher salt and pepper to taste if desired. Stir in sriracha.
  4. meanwhile , in a small bowl, combine sour cream, paprika, chili powder and cumin Add kosher salt and pepper to taste and blend well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Ladle beans into bowls and drizzle with olive oil. Top with tortilla chips, a dollop of sour cream and the herb blend. Feel free to use cheeses and other traditional taco fixins'.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 401g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 315  
Calories from Fat 14 4%
Total Fat 1.69g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.44g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 322mg 13%
Potassium 1318mg 38%
Total Carbs 56.94g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12.3g 41%
Sugars 3.38g 2%
Protein 19.68g 31%
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  • Smokinhotchef
    April 29, 2012
    This recipe is an excellent source of fiber and potassium!! Skinny on fat, full of flavor!

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