Black Bean Brunch

11 07 2011

While visiting Portland last year I was inspired by brunch at the Hungry Tiger – a great restaurant – and came up with this soy free breakfast scramble.


1 – 2 medium russet potatoes, cubed

1 cup of cooked black beans

1 red onion, chopped

1 carrot chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

a handful of chopped chives

salt and pepper (to taste)

sour cream

Rinse cubed potatoes and heat a skillet with olive or canola oil to medium heat.  Add potatoes and stir until coated.  Add some salt and pepper and fry with lid for 10 minutes.  Remove lid and add bell pepper, carrot, and onions.  Cook for another 10 minutes.  Add beans and salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with chives and sour cream. Enjoy!




6 responses

23 08 2011
Sandy Hines

Hi, I’m Sandy from the UK. It looks delicious but how is it in regards to cholesterol? The cream is probably quite high, and frying in oil rings alarm bells in my head!

23 08 2011

I don’t worry much about cholesterol, because when you are eating vegan it is rarely a problem. However if it doesn’t feel good inside you, you can reduce the oil by using a nonstick pan or adding small amounts of water instead of oil if the vegetables start to burn. As for the cream, cashews only have what they refer to as “good cholesterol” so that shouldn’t raise any cholesterol concerns.

27 01 2012

Hi – I never use oil in the pan. I use water with seasonings or vegetable broth to saute. Works great and avoids using oils! Have a great day. J

21 08 2012

Hi. What if one can’t use nuts? Would coconut butter work for making the sour cream (or for cream cheese sub when that is needed too?)

23 08 2012

Honestly, I have no idea. Try it and let us all know! For a cream cheese you can probably use some white beans, arrowroot powder, spices, and coco butter to make something? Wish I had these things to experiment with right now, but if you figure something out please post it so we can all try it out. Good luck!!

29 09 2012
Anne Griffin

How do you feel about adding rice to this?

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