Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Crispy Tacos

Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Crispy Tacos

Slow cooker buffalo chicken is smothered in the easiest homemade hot sauce and tucked into corn tortillas with black beans and cheddar cheese then pan-fried to crunchy, golden hotness. Otherwise known as the life-changing taco. Yes, that’s a drastic statement but I don’t know how I’ll ever look at any other taco the same way… 

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Black Bean & Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger

Quinoa burgers with black beans, sweet potatoes, green chiles and roasted red peppers topped with white cheddar cheese and a spicy avocado salsa to brighten things up. The green chiles along with chili powder and cumin give it a slight pop of heat and the roasted red pepper, onion and garlic give it great flavor…. 

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Chicken Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

Some times I find myself dreaming of being in a chili cook-off. This hearty, delicious chile with its earthy black beans, sweet potatoes, corn and tender pieces of chicken swimming in a sea of spicy tomatoes could be a top contender.

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean and Rice Bowls

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

Cuban-style black beans go tex-mex! Served with rice they are a satisfying meal in themselves, especially when you load them up with toppings like sour cream, tomatoes, avocado and tortilla chips for scooping. Black beans have a ton of flavor all on their own. Their earthy flavor only intensifies when seasoned with oregano, bay leaf… 

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Southwestern Chicken Soup

Southwest Chicken Soup

A zesty Southwestern soup to jazz up your life. If not your life then your taste buds. Because maybe your life doesn’t need it but your taste buds? They always do. This hearty soup has a range of flavors and colorful ingredients like shredded chicken, spicy jalapeño peppers, red peppers, red onions, earthy black beans,… 

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Tex-Mex Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black-Bean-Veggie-Burgers

This will go down in history as the summer of veggie burgers. What it won’t be is the summer of tomatoes. Hundreds in my garden still cling to their young, green selves. Someone forgot to send them the memo youth is not eternal. These jazzed-up burgers are equal opportunists and can be made with beans… 

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