Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Black bean side dish

This is a quick and yummy side dish! My family loves it. You can adjust the spices to your family's tastes.

Black Beans and Tomatoes

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can black beans, drained
1 can chopped, stewed tomatoes or 2-3 fresh
1 4 oz can diced green chilies
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add tomatoes and chilies. Reduce heat and cook, uncovered 6-8 mins until thickened. Stir in beans and spices. Cover and heat 5 mins. Sprinkle cilantro over top and serve. Serves 8.

If you grow cilantro, make sure that you chop and freeze some. Then you just whip this dish up in the middle of winter! Cooking your own beans and using tomatoes preserved from your garden will also cut costs on this dish.

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