By Kate Vaynshteyn of Babaganosh.org

The taste of southwest-style beans you know and love has a whole new delivery system.

Hearty black beans, melty cheese, crisp bell peppers and that little kick of chili powder can be easily packed into light, flaky puff pastry for a fun twist on bean cuisine! Prepped and baked in no time, this great new recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family as a great snack, appetizer or side dish at home or on the go! Puff pastry dough is one of the easiest doughs to work with because it is stretchy and sticky, making it easy to stuff and to seal the edges together and avoid messy after-meal cleanup. A match made in food heaven.

Try serving with your favorite salsa for dipping… YUM!

Best of all, you don’t have to worry about making too many!  These tasty treats reheat well in the oven or microwave and also freeze well. If freezing, we recommended that you reheat them in the oven to maintain that ultimate flaky texture that will have you howling for more.

 

Ready in less than one hour

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Makes: 8 puff pastry triangles

 

Black Bean Puff Pastry Triangles

Black Bean Puff Pastry Triangles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheese, such as cheddar or pepper jack
  • 2 frozen 9-inch square puff pastry sheets

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Remove the puff pastry sheets from freezer and allow to thaw while preparing the black bean mixture.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the black beans, diced bell pepper, chili powder, chopped cilantro leaves, and shredded cheese.
  4. Mix well.
  5. On a large clean surface, unfold the thawed puff pastry into squares. Cut each 9-inch puff pastry square into quarters to make a total of 8 puff pastry squares about 4 ½ inch each.
  6. Place about 2 tablespoons of the bean mixture in the center of each puff pastry square (do not overstuff!).
  7. Fold each square in half to make a triangle and pinch the sides together taking care to not get any bean mixture onto the edges of the triangles.
  8. Use a fork to press down on the edges and seal the puff pastry triangles.
  9. Gently place the puff pastry triangles onto the greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes at 400F, or until the puff pastry triangles are golden brown and flaky on top. Remove from heat and allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
  10. Serve warm with your favorite dip, such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.
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