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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cuban Black Beans

These are a favorite as a side to any Latin flavored dishes I make. It's so simple and so easy. If you want to make it harder, buy the black beans raw, and soak/cook for the duration of a weekend! Black beans are also just a staple in my pantry, and sometimes you just need a little dressing up of an old favorite.
2 cans black beans
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small Spanish onion, chopped
1/4 c cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
Salt and Pepper to taste

Over medium heat, saute the onion and bell pepper until softened, about 3 -5 minutes. Add black beans and cook over med-low heat until flavors meld, about 5 minutes. Add spices and cilantro and remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!


Janet said...

Why on earth would I want to make it harder... :-) This looks wonderful, I have always loved beans, or rice and beans as a side dish too...

r k said...

Welcome back!

And like Janet said, why would I want to soak beans?? Canned all the way!

Your recipe is exactly how I make my black beans - totally easy but reaaaalllly yummy.