Black Beans with Canadian Bacon over Rice

Black Beans with Canadian Bacon over Rice

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Recipe Rating: 3.99114
Serves 4
Garlic and jalapeño impart a lively zip while lean, tender Canadian bacon provides a meaty flavor to this spirited variation on black beans and rice. Perfect for simmering on the stove or in a slow cooker, it's a hearty, protein-packed meal that makes delicious leftovers.
Ingredients: 
  • Beans
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 ounces Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Rice
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Method: 
For the beans, soak overnight in water to cover. The next morning, discard soaking liquid and rinse beans.

For slow cooker preparation: Place beans and chicken broth along with bay leaves in a slow cooker set on high for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño for 5 minutes, until softened. Add sautéed vegetables to beans along with cumin, Canadian bacon and 1 cup of water. Continue to cook in slow cooker on high heat, stirring occasionally for another 4 to 6 hours, adding extra water or stock, if needed. Taste and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, if needed.

For stove top preparation: Place beans and chicken broth with bay in a soup pot. Simmer beans, covered, for 1 hour, stirring often. Sauté bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño for 5 minutes, until softened. Add sautéed vegetables to beans along with cumin, Canadian bacon and 1 cup of water. Continue to cook for 1 hour or until beans are completely tender, adding extra water or broth as necessary. Taste and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt, if needed.

For the rice, sauté onion in butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat, stirring often for 2 minutes. Add rice and stir to coat for another minute. Add 2 cups water and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 260 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 1070mg sodium, 33g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 9g protein.
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