Monday, August 29, 2011

Black Beans

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My fiance's mom is Cuban, and she makes the best pork, rice and beans, and other traditional Cuban food. Since this is mainly what Chris grew up on, I enjoy trying new Cuban recipes and getting his input. Although what I make is not as good as his mom's cooking, it's fun switching up the menu and trying new things.

Take these black beans for example. I thought they were amazing. The pinch of cayenne pepper gave them a little heat, and the lime juice and onions really gave them a refreshing and delicious flavor. We also topped it off with a dollop of sour cream (I never would have thought of this, but it's what Chris' family does and it's amazing). Give these a try next time you're looking for a fun side dish. I promise you'll love them!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 (16 oz.) can black beans
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Salt, to taste
In a medium saucepan, combine beans, onion, and garlic, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Season with cilantro, cayenne, lime juice and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.

Source: Adapted from All Recipes

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