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Black Bean Stir-fry

Black Bean Stir-fry 

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sliced onion
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup canned corn, drained
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces cubed Marinated Tofu, optional
Garnishes: Diced avocado, diced green onions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook onions until slightly blackened and crispy. Add black beans, tomatoes, corn, peppers, garlic, lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Simmer 15-20 minutes. Top with diced avocado and green onions. To add a little more protein to this dish, mix in cubed Marinated Tofu. Serve with Tortilla Chips.


  1. This black-bean avocado dish was indeed great! (Although I did have to put in some black beans — they weren’t listed on the recipe list but I figured out they should be in the dish since they’re in the name of it and in the picture! lol) The pictures of the different dishes are helpful, too.
    Thanks for some great food ideas these past weeks, and hope you’re feeling better!

  2. You got me, Christina! I totally missed that I didn’t include the black beans in the ingredient list. Thanks for telling me! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  3. I have a question about Soy Sauce. Doesn’t it contain wheat and alcohol? Does this follow the Daniel Fast? Thanks!

  4. Jenny, that’s a great question. In fact, I had to look at my soy sauce label to see all the ingredients. I had forgotten that it does contain wheat (not whole wheat, which is allowed) and The goal of the Daniel Fast is to eat as purely as possible, choosing foods that God created and eliminating man-made, chemically processed foods. Kikkoman, the brand I have at home, does not list alchohol as an ingredient. However, it does contain sodium benzoate, which is a preservative.

    Thanks for challenging me with this one. I am going to alter my recipes a little. Technically, soy sauce would NOT be allowed, but sometimes people choose to modify their Daniel Fast and give themselves a little latitude. Whatever you feel the Lord is leading you to do on this fast, do it…soy sauce or not. 🙂

    I pray that God will bless you richly as you seek Him.

    • You can sub out the Soy Sauce with Aminos by Braggs. I tasted the same but is made from plants. I normally purchase it in the health food section at the Kroger grocery store.

  5. Okay. Thanks for the response. I did notice that the liquid aminos have just water and soy as ingredients so maybe that is an option.

  6. Definitely the best meal I’ve had in awhile! It’s day 12 for me and I needed something different! Thanks so much!
    I’m going to try to baked oatmeal tonight! I’m excited!! 🙂

    Thank you for all your effort in putting this site together, it’s been so helpful for me!

  7. Tera, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! You’ll love Baked Oatmeal. It’s a family favorite at our house. You should also try Black Bean Chili Bake. 🙂

    Thanks for your comment and encouragement. Keep going strong on your fast. You’re more than halfway there. I pray that God will continue to bless you and shower you with favor as you seek Him wholeheartedly.

  8. Is there any other way to marinate tofu? I will be doing this fast soon so I am trying to get my recipe list together.

    • Yes, there are probably many different ways you can do it. I just gave one example for you to try. But, you can certainly use another recipe (as long as it’s Daniel Fast friendly, of course!). 🙂

  9. This recipe was delightful although I left out the tomatoe sauce and put fresh salsa on top. I served it with quinoa. Even my kids loved it.
    Thank you for all the delicious recipes and the time you invest in this site!

    • Sandra, thanks so much for your feedback! I’m so thankful you’re enjoying the recipes…and that your kids are as well! May the Lord bless you abundantly as you serve Him.

  10. SaraHelzer says:

    Oh. My. Goodness! Yumminess for dinner!! My 8 and 5 yr olds devoured it. 🙂 I did use fresh tomatoes instead of canned with the juices. For some reason they won’t eat stuff with a ‘red sauce’. day one fast ended with a delicious dinner. In fact, it’s now added to our regular everyday menus. Mmmmmmmmmmm
    Thank you.

  11. I just want to say I absolutely love this recipe. I am not fasting at this time but made the recipe for my daughter and her finance and they loved it as much as I did. Thank you so very much. God Bless