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Simple BBQ Black Beans

These easy BBQ Black Beans will make your mouth happy.

And it takes about 20 minutes before you can load up your plate.

People are always asking me what I eat. Here is one meal that I just started to make that my husband loves so I am adding it to the rotation.

I am a HUGE fan of whole foods, however, there are times when I enjoy just throwing something together that someone else has already made. For instance, I seldom use beans from a can, however, I keep some on hand for when I have limited time or I am super hungry. Same goes for BBQ sauce. (Still looking for a great vegan homemade BBQ sauce recipe, so if you have one – leave it in the comments.)

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What You’ll Need:

  • A couple handfuls of spinach
  • 1 to 2 cups of chopped cauliflower
  • 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinse (rinse until no bubbles to prevent gas build up – unless you like toots and then by all means, rinsing is optional)
  • BBQ Sauce of choice
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Garlic Salt to taste
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Additional toppings of choice – sometimes I like to add a little nutritional yeast


Turn on your stove top to medium heat, get a saute pan, and throw in the coconut oil. Let that heat up. Next, put in the cauliflower and black beans. Once they are heated up a bit, throw in the spinach. You can wait until the spinach is wilted or a mix of some wilted and others not.

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Saute the beans and veggies together to your liking.

Add in the BBQ sauce, sea salt, garlic salt and any other seasoning you want. Stir. Heat it up for about a minute. Then it is time to plate it.

You can make a sandwich out of it if you’d like. Put it on a bed of greens. Or just eat as is with a side of watermelon or any other yummies you feel complete it. Enjoy!

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