black bean


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

Examples of black bean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Past offerings have included Cuban black beans and chicken, Jamaican ox tail stew, Canadian poutine, and Australian meat pies. Birmingham Magazine, al, "10 new and soon-to-open restaurants to try in Birmingham," 5 Nov. 2019 The Wooden Chair: Sweet Potato Grain Bowl, which has seasoned black beans and corn, quinoa, sweet potatoes, poached eggs and fresh avocado. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin 'breakfast clubs' are like supper clubs, but with pancakes and hash browns instead of steak and relish trays," 30 Aug. 2019 Like LT Burger's veggie burger, which has beets, brown rice, red pepper, quinoa, black beans and jalapeño, and topped with wheatgrass, tomato, onion, avocado and sprouts. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "They might be better for the planet, but are plant-based burgers good for you?," 9 Aug. 2019 This rustic eatery also has a few vegetarian options, including a black bean and quinoa veggie burger. Mike Morris, Los Angeles Times, "If yak and other unusual meats elicit a ‘yum’ from you, check out these restaurants," 27 July 2019 Drain the black beans and lentils and rinse with water to get rid of the extra sodium and add to the pot. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018 Mexican egg rolls, while a bit oily, provided a satisfying, Happy-Hour kind of munch, filled with black beans, spinach and a whopping amount of cheese, with a tublet of avocado ranch dressing., "Review: 'Mexican fusion’ falls short at family-friendly Fresca Tequila in Colchester," 5 Oct. 2019 The tripe is cooked with black beans, butter beans, chorizo and tomato to intensify the inherent umami flavour of mogodu. Nikita Singh, Quartz Africa, "South Africa’s township foods are being remade as gourmet dishes by a new generation of chefs," 15 Sep. 2019 For dinner, tuck into the Pollo con Mole Oaxaca ($21) based on a family mole sauce recipe made with 75 ingredients, the braised Mary’s chicken thigh and leg comes with black beans, rice and warm tortillas, perfect for sharing. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "10 best new Bay Area restaurants for outdoor dining," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of black bean

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Dec 2019

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“Black bean.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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