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Barley and Black Bean Combo

Per Serving

Barley and Black Bean Combo

Makes: 8
Calories 105
Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 20 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 177 mg
Protein 5 g
Choices: Starch 1.5


1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
3/4 cup quick-cooking barley
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained


  1. In a nonstick saucepot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté the onion, green pepper, and garlic over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the cumin, broth, and barley.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until the barley is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Add the black beans, toss, and serve.

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