Mexican Black Beans (Ww)

"From The Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook & Program Basics, this sounds like it would be good."
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  • In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add onion, bell pepper, jalapeño and garlic.
  • Sauté, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are wilted, about 8 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, bay leaves, cumin and oregano; sauté, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Add beans, broth, salt and pepper. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil and lower heat to medium-low.
  • Gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until creamy and tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves; stir in cilantro and serve.
  • EACH SERVING (1/2 cup) PROVIDES: 1 Fat, 1/2 Vegetable, 2 Proteins, 5 Optional Calories.
  • PER SERVING: 219 Calories, 11 g Protein, 6 g Fat, 32 g Carbohydrate, 23 mg Sodium, 0 mg Cholesterol, 3 g Dietary Fiber; 4 points.

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  1. These were excellent. I served them with rice and grilled adobo chicken thighs. The only thing that I would do different would be to add more spice as they weren't quite as spicy as we like. I used two 15 oz cans of black beans in place of the dry beans. Thanks for posting this Lazyme!
  2. This was an excellent variation on black beans -- spicy and flavorful. These were great and so easy to prepare. I did use part orange bell pepper since I had some that needed using. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8
  3. Holy Moly, these were yummy. We eat a ton of beans on my husband's low carb diet but these made them a treat not just something to suffer through. It is going straight in the keeper binder!<br/><br/>Made for ZWT 8
  4. Great low calorie recipe. Did not use any oil or salt. Soaked dry beans overnight and placed all ingredients in slow cooker on low for 7 hours.
  5. The beans were soaked overnight and everything except salt and jalapeno were added to the crock pot and cooked all day. The beans were turned to high about 30 minutes before serving, the salt was added along with the jalapeno. These were served with Recipe #339045.


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