black bean

[English] plural black beans

Shiny, kidney-shaped beans with black skin, white meat and a slightly sweet flavour. They are used in feijoada and black bean stew, or flavoured with cumin, coriander (US: cilantro), jalapeno chillis, avocado, roasted red peppers, ham and soured cream. They are also good in salads or served with grilled chicken.

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