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Simmered Beans

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Simmered Beans
En Español

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  • Makes: 12 servings

Savory simmered beans are simple and satisfying. Enjoy as a side to your favorite entrée. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups beans, dried pinto, black, or pink (rinsed)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Place beans, water, onion and bay leaf in a large pot.

2. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.

3. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.

4. Remove bay leaf and stir in salt. Cook 15 minutes longer.

5. Top each serving of simmered beans with 1/2 cup fresh salsa or store beans in refrigerator for up to three days in a covered plastic or glass container.

Notes

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Source: California Department of Health Services, Healthy Latino Recipes Made with Love
California Latino 5-A-Day Campaign

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup prepared beans, 1/12 of recipe (203g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 118
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 44 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 361 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 118
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Minerals
Calcium 44 mg
Potassium 361 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Copper 194 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 42 mg
Phosphorus 120 mg
Selenium 5 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 3 mcg
Folate 139 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 0 mg
Choline 29 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/2 cups
Protein Foods
2 ounces
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