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Smashed Potatoes with Spicy Black Beans

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Category: Vegetarian, Potatoes

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Russet baking potatoes
  • 15 oz Canned black beans or red
  • -kidney beans
  • 1 tb Canola oil
  • 1 sm Red onion; diced
  • 1 lg Tomato; diced
  • 1 Jalapeno; optional seeded
  • -and minced, optional or
  • -other chili pepper
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 2 tb Chopped fresh cilantro


Preheat the oven to 400 F. Scrub the potatoes and pierce the skin with a
fork several times. Place the potatoes on a baking pan and bake for about
one hour, until tender.

Meanwhile, drain the beans, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. In a medium
saucepan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, tomato, and jalapeno
(if desired). Cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes. Stir in the beans,
liquid, cumin, and pepper and cook for about 4 minutes more. To thicken,
mash the beans against the side of the pan with the back of a spoon or
place in a blender and process until smooth. Blend in the cilantro.

To serve, slit each potato down the center and fluff up the pulp. With the
back of a spoon, mash the potatoes down. Spoon the beans over the top.
Serves 4.

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