EASY BLACK BEANS
these beans go virtually with any cuisine - whether latin, caribbean, punjabi or even creole
just vary the proportions of spice, and you have an easy way to create a delicious side in minutes!
INGREDIENTS (Caribbean/Latin style):
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
12 ounces of your favorite beer (or stock)
1/2 red onion, diced finely
1/2 cup (handful) chopped cilantro
1/2 cup prepared salsa (I like tomatillo)
1 TB ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into a pot, mix and simmer on low until liquid is almost evaporated. Top with more chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
Add a TB of curry powder and 1/2 cup mango chutney (instead of salsa) to the mix. Finish with chopped cilantro, peanuts and mint on top.
Instead of cumin, use a TB or 2 of creole or cajun seasoning. Sub in chopped parsley for the cilantro, and green or white onion for the red. Top with lots of Crystal Hot Sauce!