Quick and Easy Mexican Black Bean and Kale Stir-Fry

Quick and Easy Mexican Black Bean and Kale Stir-Fry
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What Started it all:
Black Beans, Kale, beans, wok

Get ready to whip up a delicious and nutritious Mexican-inspired stir-fry that's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. This dish is packed with protein and greens, and it all comes together in no time. Let's get cooking!


  • 2 cups black beans (cooked or canned, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 bunch kale (stems removed, leaves chopped)
  • 1 cup mixed beans (cooked or canned, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh lime juice (optional, for serving)
  • Fresh cilantro (optional, for garnish)
  • Tortillas or rice (optional, for serving)


  1. Heat your wok over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and let it get nice and hot.
  2. Add the sliced onion and red bell pepper to the wok. Stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until they start to soften.
  3. Toss in the minced garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Stir well and let the spices cook for about 1 minute, releasing their wonderful aromas.
  4. Add the black beans and mixed beans to the wok. Stir everything together and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the beans are heated through.
  5. Add the chopped kale to the wok and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until it wilts down and turns a vibrant green.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Give everything one last good stir.
  7. Serve immediately. If you like, squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with warm tortillas or over a bed of rice.

And there you have it! A quick and easy Mexican Black Bean and Kale Stir-Fry that's sure to please everyone at the table. Enjoy your meal, and remember, cooking should always be fun and flavorful!

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