Make beans without lard or other fat.
1. Rinse and pick through the beans. Put the beans in a large pot and add 10 cups of water. Place the pot in the refrigerator and allow the beans to soak overnight.
2. Cook the beans until they are soft. Add more water as needed while the beans are cooking.
3. Add the plantains, tomato, pepper, onion, garlic, and salt. Continue cooking at low heat until the plantains are soft.
Option: Serve with rice.
Yield:16 servings--Serving size: 1/2 cup
Each serving provides:
Total fat: Less than 1 g
Saturated fat: Less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 205 mg
Calcium: 39 mg
Iron: 2 mg
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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