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Black Bean Sandwich Spread
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Black Bean Sandwich Spread


Black beans make a great addition to many dishes including sandwiches.



  • ½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • a teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup bell pepper, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients except cheese in a blender or food processor; mix until smooth. Pour mixture into greased 8- by 8-inch pan; spread evenly. Sprinkle cheese over mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Dietary and Nutrition


For those who have food allergies or follow special diets (such as vegetarian or gluten-free), beans are valuable because they provide nutrients, including fiber, protein, and many vitamins and minerals, that may be missing or low in specialized diets.

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