Have I shared with you just how much I adore Hot Smoked Paprika? Oh my, smoky is just the beginning! What a heavenly aroma, gorgeous deep red color and hot, spicy and fabulous flavor!
My husband loves black beans and I’ve been making them a lot lately with onions and garlic. So I thought, what the heck, lets add a little of this fancy spice and see what happens. May I just say, vegetarian black beans rose to a new level of wonderful!
The perfect adjective? SASSY!
Hot smoked paprika is a MUST TRY! A mild smoked paprika is also available if you don’t like the heat. This recipe is gluten free, vegan and goes perfectly with barbecued meats or a giant salad. It’s always a hit when I make it for company.
BLACK BEANS WITH SMOKED HOT PAPRIKA
Serves 2 as a meal, 3 or 4 as a side dish
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped (vidalia or another sweet onion if available)
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed or coconut oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 cans Organic Black Beans
- 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 – 3 teaspoons Hot Smoked Paprika
- Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan.
- Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onion is soft but not brown.
- Add the smoked paprika and stir it around into the onions. The smell is heavenly!
- Now add your black beans and stir it all together and add the chicken broth so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. I cook it for about 10 minutes or so and if it starts to get dry, go ahead and add more chicken broth. You want it wet but not soupy.
- Smoked hot paprika also works really well in scrambled eggs and is marvelous in hummus whether homemade or store bought. It’s also terrific on grilled or roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, soups, stews, roasted corn on the cob…. Experiment with it and I’m sure you’ll come up with some great recipes!
- Smoked Paprika Black Beans are fabulous for breakfast with a fried egg on top and a few slices of avocado. Amazing and packed with protein!
- You can also cut up and sauté some organic chicken sausage or Italian sausage to serve with this like I do in my Fresh Greens with Italian Sausage and Beans.
- You could chop up some kale and throw it in too to make this a super healthy ‘greens ‘n beans’ supper!