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black bean

n.
Any of various black-colored beans, especially:
a. A small black variety of the kidney bean, having cream-colored flesh and a sweet flavor, used in southern and Latin-American cuisine. Also called turtle bean.
b. A fermented black soybean having a pungent salty flavor, preserved in salt and used in Asian cuisine.

black bean

n
(Plants) an Australian leguminous tree, Castanospermum australe, having thin smooth bark and yellow or reddish flowers: used in furniture manufacture. Also called: Moreton Bay chestnut

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n.
any of various black-colored beans or legumes.
[1790–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black bean - black-seeded bean of South Americablack bean - black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried
common bean - any of numerous beans eaten either fresh or dried
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As black beans or pulse come pattering down on to a threshing-floor from the broad winnowing-shovel, blown by shrill winds and shaken by the shovel--even so did the arrow glance off and recoil from the shield of Menelaus, who in his turn wounded the hand with which Helenus carried his bow; the spear went right through his hand and stuck in the bow itself, so that to his life he retreated under cover of his men, with his hand dragging by his side--for the spear weighed it down till Agenor drew it out and bound the hand carefully up in a woollen sling which his esquire had with him.
INGREDIENTS (serves 4) Juice of 2 limes; 1 large cauliflower, outer leaves and stalk removed and discarded; 4tbsp coconut oil; 1tbsp black mustard seeds; 4cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped; 2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped; 1 green chilli, finely chopped; 2tsp turmeric powder; 1 x 400ml tin coconut milk; 1 x 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed; a handful of coriander, finely chopped; sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; 2tbsp toasted coconut flakes, to garnish For the flatbreads: 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting; 2tsp baking powder; 1tsp sea salt; 250g thick Greek-style yoghurt; Vegetable oil, for greasing METHOD: 1.
INGREDIENTS SERVES 400g tin of black beans, drained and rinsed 100g frozen sliced onion or 1 small onion, finely sliced 2tbsp garlic paste or 4 fat cloves of garlic, crushed 2tbsp tomato puree or ketchup 1tbsp paprika 1 chicken or beef stock cube 300g tin of mandarins, drained 400g tin of stewed steak, drained and rinsed A few pinches of dried chilli flakes DIRECTIONS Tip the black beans into a large saucepan.
This recipe is all about black beans - the ones you find lurking down the tin aisle you may walk straight past in the supermarket.
Main dish choices include African Chickpea Stew, Stuffed Winter Squash, Tamale Pie, Nori Rolls with Cauliflower Rice, and Black Beans with Greens.
1 BLACK beans contain iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc, which all contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.
1/2 cup no-salt-added canned black beans (see note)
Black Bean over Guacamole Layered Dip features black beans that provide protein and fiber in a simple, yet savory flavor, while the Roasted Corn over Guacamole variety contains a smoky combination of roasted corn and chunky guacamole with a hint of heat.
To turn either of these two easy combos into a healthy meal, just toss a salad for the red beans or pair the black beans with roasted chicken.
Black beans can probably be defined as Brazil's national pride.
INGREDIENTS 250g rib-eye steak, cut into thin strips 1tsp Chinese fermented black beans (optional) 4 celery sticks, trimmed 2tbsp vegetable oil 1tsp whole black peppercorns, slightly crushed 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1tbsp oyster sauce 2tbsp water For the marinade: 11/2tsp cornflour 1tsp light soy sauce Pinch of ground white pepper METHOD 1.
Place the black beans in a large bowl, cover with 4 inches of fresh cold water and soak for 8 hours overnight until beans have doubled in size.