Skillet Beans and Greens

Making a flavorful dinner can seem like a challenge when you have limited ingredients in your fridge and cupboard, but the right seasoning can make all the difference. The recipe below requires few main ingredients and several spices. It was originally created as an appetizer to top toasted bread, but it works just as well without the bread and as a main course or side dish.

Skillet Beans and Greens

Ingredients:

> 2 tablespoons olive oil
> 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
> 1 teaspoon chili powder
> 1 can black beans, drained
> 4 cups kale, bite-size pieces
> 1/2 cup water

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and add garlic and chili powder. Cook for 30 seconds.

Add beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to blister, about 3 minutes. Using a spoon, lightly mash the beans until about half are mashed.

Add kale and water, and cook until kale is wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Makes 3 servings.

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

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