Black beans have long been a protein rich staple food of many Latin cultures. Today, black beans are enjoyed by most cultures around the world.
Black beans, botanically known as Phaseolus vulgaris, are native to the Americas. One of over 500 varieties of kidney beans, black beans is also known as turtle beans. These beans date back at least 7,000 years, when they were a staple food in the diets of Central and South Americans.
The beans are close the size of a pea, with the slightly less pronounced boat shape common to kidney beans. They have a satiny black skin and a white center. When cooked, the beans have a creamy texture with a strong, slightly sweet flavorResearch Source: About Home Cooking
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Soups are comfort in a bowl. Short on work yet full of flavor. This southwestern fiesta turkey soup will satisfy your hunger.
Southwestern Fiesta Turkey SoupCopyrighted 2013, Christine’s Pantry. All rights reserved.
1 tablespoon olive oil2 pounds ground turkey
salt and pepper, to taste
1 (12 oz.) bottle beer.
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 onion, chopped
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 (15.25 oz.) can corn, drained
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 cups chicken broth
1 (0.7 oz.) package dry Italian dressing mix
In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey salt and pepper, crumble meat, and cook until no longer pink. Add beer, cook for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stir well. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. Enjoy!