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Thursday, March 3, 2011

cajun black beans and sweet potatoes

This was from vegweb and is not my recipe. I made it and the only thing I added was some Caribbean jack seasoning. Original recipe is here I think ( ) I love the added lime and zest--really delivers flavor to this dish

Cajun Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

2 tablespoons oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped bite sized
1/2 to 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (I added a bit of Caribbean Jerk seasoning to this too)
1 teaspoon pepper
1 (28 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 lime and zest


1. Heat a saute pan over medium heat with oil. Saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add sweet potatoes. Season this mix liberally with the Cajun seasoning and pepper.

2. Let this mix cook for 15 minutes or so until the potatoes are soft. You may want to add a 1/2 cup water and cover pan to speed this process along.

3. When potatoes are soft, add the black beans and the zest of 1 lime. You may also want to add more Cajun seasoning to help further flavor the beans. Cook until the beans are heated through and you think the flavors have melded. Right before serving, squeeze some lime juice over the dish.

Serve over a bed of brown rice or, if you feel like some creative nachos--or whatever

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