Dear Cuban Black Beans…

 

You are like an old friend that returns when I am out of money and brings me delicious Cuban flavor when I am drunk off of $10 bottle of tequila from Trader Joes. A deliciously simple staple to any diet (especially those whose wallets find themselves a bit thin) Cuban black beans bring amazing diversity to an otherwise played out palate of flavors.

Props to wvmtr.org for the pictures, all of mine would convince you this was a bad recipe. It’s not though. It’s so amazing you may renounce your god and worship Cuban black beans.

Its SO easy to cook up some cuban black beans in a pinch. Its cheap and is the chameleon of food. They go with literally everything. Eggs, potato, rice, tortillas, cheese….its the Bubba Gump of black beans.

Quick Recipe:

1tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion (red or white, either one works) finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper finely chopped
1/4 tsp crushed garlic
salt/pepper/cumin to taste
2 cans black beans

Put olive oil in saucepan, bring to med/high heat and add onion, bell pepper and garlic. stir till soft. Add in beans and let cook for 15min. Slightly crush beans as you stir. Add salt/pepper/cumin to taste. If I am feeling fancy-pants I add some lime juice but its not necessary. That’s it. Seriously. It’s amazing. Make it and thank me later.

xoxo

Rachel