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Roasted Black Beans : The results are in!


They may not be pretty to look at, but they were DELICIOUS!!  In fact, I will be making them on a regular basis.  The only thing I would do differently is that I would season them after cooking instead of before.  I had these for a snack after a delicious meal of barley and okra <3.  I needed some protein, so they were perfect.

Here’s how I did it!  …or rather how you should do it because of the seasoning issue I mentioned earlier…

Roasted Black Beans
What you need: a can of black beans, an oil you like to roast with, seasonings you like, a pan and an oven. Simple stuff for simple folks.

How you do it: Preheat 425.  Drain and rinse the can of black beans.  Dry them either using a paper towel, or if you’re me…a washcloth I grabbed out of the dryer.  They don’t have to be completely dry, but it helps.  Toss them with some olive oil. Throw ’em on a baking pan.  Bake 20 minutes, move them around with a spatula (oh yea, you should also get a spatula for this…unless you want burned fingers).  Bake 10-20 more minutes while keeping an eye on them.  Remove from oven, spritz lightly with oil once more (I use an olive oil sprayer) and throw on whatever seasoning you like.  I used a mix of cumin and chili powder.

And you’re done.

Try it…you’ll like it 🙂


Roasted Black Beans? I’ll give it a whirl.


I’m a huge fan of roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans).  How simple is it to open up a can, toss with some olive oil and tamari and throw something in the oven?  Pretty simple, I mean I just went over the basic recipe in all of a sentence.  Since I loved them so much I started to wonder…can you roast other beans?

Tonight we’ll find out!  I’m going to attempt to roast black beans tonight and I’ll report back here tomorrow with the results.  I don’t see why you couldn’t do it, and I have a bunch of canned beans so I’ll try it!  If things go well, next on the list will be Cannellini beans!

Keep an eye out for my next post to see how it goes!