black bean

noun

Definition of black bean 

1 : a black kidney bean commonly used in Latin American cuisine

2 : a black soybean commonly used usually fermented in east Asian cuisine

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Unfortunately, even this reliable burger joint couldn’t perfect the black bean patty. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s veggie burgers: Eating your vegetables never tasted this good," 3 July 2018 Although not as rich, the black beans were well-seasoned. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Grills Lakeside Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar brings beach life to Orlando," 25 May 2018 The second coat is black beans, boiled, pulverized and then simmered with a crumble of toasted avocado leaves, which lend an almost menthol buzz. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "An Ex-Bodega Takes a Star Turn at Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca," 15 Mar. 2018 Holmes’ favorites involve black beans and beets and lentils. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "In Defense of the Vegan Hot Dog," 4 July 2018 Other top sellers are the heavenly chicken salad, the white chicken salad, the guacamole, four-bean salad and the black bean salsa. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Kramer Foods renovation to include a new deli counter and kitchen," 3 July 2018 Those dishes include cauliflower tacos, chips and salsa, a nacho bowl featuring nachos topped with 3 bean chili, a veggie cobb salad, and a black bean burger. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Vegan night sprouting up in Orlando City Stadium for Saturday's Pride game," 27 June 2018 For lighter fare, tuna and salmon can make a great burger, and a black bean base can take things into a vegetarian direction that might even challenge carnivorous bias. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "5 alternative burger recipes that go beyond the beef," 21 May 2018 Top with roasted sweet potatoes, black bean salsa and avocado. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "The time is ripe for salad bowl dinners: Easy, fresh recipes," 8 May 2018

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1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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