Sauteed Corn with Black Beans and Red Bell Pepper


This delicious recipe I found in Cook’s Illustrated, September/October 2014. I changed the recipe slightly, using organic ingredients when possible and frozen sweet corn, instead of fresh. I am sure it is even more flavorful with fresh corn!

  • 2 tablespoon organic olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2  organic red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt
  • 1 can organic black beans (15 ounce), rinsed
  • 1 package frozen organic sweet corn (16 ounce) or 3 cups, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

In a 12 inch nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno, until the onion has softened for about 4 to 6 minutes. Then add garlic, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt for about 1 minute. Finally, add the beans and cook until beans are warm for about 1 minute. Transfer black bean mixture to large bowl. Carefully wipe frying pan with a paper towel.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add corn and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook until corn is browned and begins to “pop” for about 3 minutes. Stir corn again and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until it is nicely brown. Add corn to the bean mixture. Finally, stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve and enjoy!


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