Low Calorie Recipe: How To Make Beans

Posted on Mar 23 2014 - 6:10pm by somayar

Whether you prefer black beans or pintos. This is an easy and tasty recipe low in calories! I make a lot to last the whole week. Beans are great in everything!!! Beans are a great source of protein, awesome source of fiber, has B vitamins, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, and many phytonutrients. You should try to consumed on a regular basis. I love these and use them as a meat substitute when I don’t want to eat meat.


  1. 2 pounds of red or black beans
  2. 1 whole head of peeled garlic
  3. 1 whole onion (any kind)
  4. Sea salt to taste •2 bay leaves (hoja de laurel)


Clean the beans, sometimes they have little rocks in them you don’t want to eat. Wash them. In a large pot, boil the water alone. For 2 pounds of beans, add about 1 gallon of water. When the water is boiling, add the uncooked beans, onion, whole peeled garlic head.  Cover the pot and keep checking them until they are nice and soft. Never add the salt until their are soft/tender. When they are tender add salt to taste, stir them, then cover the pot, let simmer for a few minutes and serve. Enjoy 🙂

Con Amor,

Somaya Reece


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