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Easy Lime Fiesta Baked Beans

fiesta beans

fiesta beans

These easy fiesta baked beans are a healthy, delicious treat. They come out sizzling hot and steamy! You can use any variety of bean, but I quite enjoy butter beans, with their creamy white flesh and silky thin skin. I also love fiesta flavors like spicy jalapeño, lime and green chilies. Add in some fire-roasted tomatoes and you have yourself a flavorful side dish or entree that is packed with vegetarian protein and lively fiesta flavor. 

Easy Lime Fiesta Butter Beans
vegan, serves 4+

1 16oz. can butter beans, drained/rinsed
1 16oz. can diced fire-roasted tomatoes + chiles
1 lime, squeezed
1 slice lime (set on top before baking – remove before serving beans)
1 Tbsp jalapeno, diced (optional for heat)
1/2 cup onion, diced
2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
salt + pepper to taste

garnish: fresh cilantro + black pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Fold well.
3. Pour mixture into oven-safe baking dish.
4. Bake until the edges begin to bubble – usually around 15-20 minutes.

Serve hot from the oven. Top with fresh cilantro.

You can also serve in individual mini baking dishes.

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