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

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Kick off Taco Tuesday with these black bean and egg breakfast tacos. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Scrambled Egg Tacos," 12 Feb. 2018 In a food processor, add black beans, onion, spices, and parsley. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Shops and Meal Preps on a Budget," 22 Feb. 2019 Combine black beans, feta, roasted peppers, olive oil, parsley, and salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Supercarb Loaded Sweet Potatoes," 21 Oct. 2016 Add black bean sauce and ¾ cup water and bring to a simmer. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Miso Polenta with Spring Vegetables and Tofu," 30 Apr. 2018 For those unfamiliar with the dish, the snails are small, about the size of a marble, and stir-fried in black bean sauce. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "'Chicken feet? Why?' And your other questions about Chinese food answered," 22 Feb. 2018 Lunch is a salad topped with legumes like chickpeas or black beans. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Chef Who Left His Kitchen To Keep Off 200 Pounds," 1 Dec. 2018 Carve 2 small holes in butternut squash for eyes and push in dried black beans for pupils. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 In saucepan, combine black beans with salsa verde; cook on medium until warm, stirring. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sweet Potato, Avocado and Black Bean Tacos," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of black bean

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of black bean was in 1569

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