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I soaked dry beans over night to use in cooking. I feel like a total dolt because I had no idea they would expand so much and now I have a lot of black beans.

I would love some suggestions on what to do with them.
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Mash them up with chilies and onions and garlic for refried beans.

Black bean soup.

You can always freeze the extras after they have been cooked up to pull out later. I do that. I make a whole bag of chickpeas and measure into the quantities I use to make hummus and freeze them like that. Then the next time I need to make hummus, it is as fast and easy as using canned beans.
OOOooo good idea hotwings!!

Rice and beans?? I like frying up some onion a bit of garlinc, then adding beans with some poultry seasoning and salt and pepper to taste, then trowing on top of rice- yumm!

I also have a really great black bean soup recipe if you're interested.

Or you could make bean burgers as well.
Great ideas. I will definately freeze some.
Yes, I would love your recipe for black bean soup.
How do you make bean burgers?
Refried beans! Mmmm...


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

1 can or 2 cups dried (soaked and cooked) black beans
1 onion, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large or 2 medium sweet potatos, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
1 small can tomato sauce
cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion and pepper in a splash of olive oil. Add garlic, sweet potatoes, and black beans, and saute for a few minutes more. Add tomato sauce and spices. Add a cup or so of water, depending on how saucy you like it, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender. If desired, you can add some minced chipotles in adobo, tabasco or other hot sauce, or fresh cilantro. I like to serve this on brown rice, but it would be good on white rice, as burrito filling, or just by itself.

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