You won't believe there is no meat in here!
If you have never had this dish before then I encourage you to give it a try because it’s super delicious and not to mention a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy!
I also love that they are packed full of protein, which really makes for a satisfying meal.
In Cajun and Creole cuisine the hearty black bean has become a staple food and I can see why.
It’s meaty and jam packed with nutrients.
When cooked right these black beans have a meaty flavor, making them a very popular bean in the vegan/vegetarian community.
If I have enough time, I prefer to use uncooked black beans for this recipe.
So I will soak my beans overnight to ensure they cook properly the next day.
To soak black beans you will want to cover them in about 10 inches or more of water overnight and place them in the fridge to ensure they don’t ferment.
However soaking the beans is not necessary since you can always purchase pre cooked canned beans which work just as good.
If you are soaking the beans overnight like I do, just make sure to rinse them several times before soaking.
This is because you are going to want to use that bean water in the cooking process.
Serve with some chopped fresh tomato and avocado and make sure to sprinkle generously with salt before serving.
This recipe is definitely something your going to want to add to your recipe book 🙂
Notes: If soaking uncooked beans overnight, be sure to place them in the fridge otherwise they may ferment on the counter and have to be discarded.
Looking to use dry beans vs canned? Here is a quick Conversion chart
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