Various beans are a staple in many dishes and entrées from salads and burritos to a simple side of healthy, tasty greens. From green beans to black beans and every bean in between, Woodbury has the scoop on some of the tastiest bean dishes around.
Tacos, Tortas and Burritos
If you order something off Cien Tacos’ menu and you like beans, you are in luck. The majority of these dishes contain beans in some form, whether in a torta or burrito, or in your choice of tacos as a side to a larger meal. A torta cubana is a popular choice at Cien, complete with breaded steak, chorizo, egg, salchicha, ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, beans, avocado, jalapeños, onion and mayo. If you’d prefer to have your beans as a side, try Cien’s three taco plato served with rice and beans. You can simply build your own tacos from the many meat, salsa and condiment options. The choices are numerous from shredded beef to roast pork, spicy sausage, fish, steak and more with salsas that are great for every level of spiciness. Three taco plato $9.99, torta cubana $11.99.
Akita Sushi and Hibachi
For a light and nutritious appetizer, consider ordering the edamame off the appetizer menu. This guilt-free starter of green soybeans boiled in their pods and served with salt is a simple snack that won’t leave you feeling full or uncomfortable before a big meal of sushi or hibachi. $4.25.
It’s called “Famous” Dave’s for a reason, and the Wilbur beans are one of the stars of the show. Try this tasty side with any entrée of your choice. These baked beans are loaded with smoked pork, brisket, hot link sausage and jalapeño peppers. The beans pair wonderfully with the roasted or barbeque chicken or ribs. Or try it as a part of the spectacular feast for two, which includes St. Louis-style spareribs, country-roasted chicken, ½ pound of Texas beef brisket or Georgia chopped pork, creamy coleslaw, famous fries, Wilbur beans, sweet corn and cornbread muffins. As a side $2.29, feast for two $36.99.
Chicken Black Bean Sauce
Yang’s Chinese Restaurant
A smooth sauce that has beans as a main ingredient may seem different, but trust us, this makes for a fabulous meal. The rich and flavorful black bean sauce of this popular and healthy dish from Yang’s brings out the best flavor of the chicken. Savory chicken and a variety of fresh vegetables are simmered in the sauce with a little added kick for flavor. $10.95.
Falafel Rice Bowl
Dino’s The Greek Place
Dino’s rice bowls are deliciously complete with a bed of basmati rice, your choice of meat/protein, veggies and sauce. For your protein, try something different from the usual beef or chicken. Falafel, or deep-fried patties made from ground chickpeas or fava beans, is a great addition to these flavor-packed bowls. $7.50.
Keys Café & Bakery
Kidney beans are a key ingredient in any chili soup, and Keys Café & Bakery has some chili worthy of bragging about. Try either a cup or full bowl of Keys chili, served with cheese, onions, sour cream and a choice of bread or tortilla chips. You can’t go wrong with this simple, favorite comfort food. $5.99 cup, $6.95 bowl.
In this traditional vegetarian Indian specialty, black lentils are tempered with garlic and ginger with a touch of cream. These black lentils resemble little beads of caviar and are not only delicious, but add flavor and texture to the dish. This unique and flavorful dish is a must-try.
Southwest Chicken Wrap
Tamarack Tap Room
Beans are a great addition to salsa, giving it a little extra hearty flavor. This flavor-filled wrap contains grilled chicken, crispy bacon, chipotle puree with a kick, black bean salsa, cilantro sour cream, queso fresco, shredded lettuce and tortilla strips in a spinach flour tortilla. You won’t believe all the flavors packed into this wrap. Served with fries, BBQ chips or tots. $9.95.