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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 01:32 PM
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Very easy - and amazing - Black Beans - best we've had
2 15 oz cans of black beans

2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 Jalapenos, chopped

(we put the onions, garlic and peppers in a Cuisinart small chopper food processor and pulse until nearly a paste)

In a large pan, put 2 tbsp olive oil - add the pureed/chopped onion/garlic/hot pepper mix - saute for 10 min over medium. Add the black beans, 1 tsp oregano, 2 tsp ground cumin - bring to a simmer, cover and simmer 30 min.

Add 1 tsp salt, a few grinds of black pepper, juice of one lime and chopped cilantro to taste - stir well, simmer 5 min more, taste for seasonings.

The leftovers only get better as they sit in the fridge!
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 01:59 AM
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1. Sounds good! And easy too.
:)
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:24 AM
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2. I do something similar, but add Ro-Tels and some frozen corn...
...and then serve the whole thing over rice.

Think I'll make it again tomorrow, it's one of the few bean dishes The World's Most Wonderful Human Being will eat without rolling the eyes.

hungrily,
Bright
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:58 AM
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3. Yummy! I'll have to
give that one a try.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:40 PM
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4. You can also use dried black beans and save money
A pound bag costs about two buck and will make a big panfull of cooked beans. Only it takes a bit more time.

Put a pound of dried beans in six cups water and boil for 5 min, then let sit for an hour. OR simply soak them at room temp.overnight. Then drain, start over with six cups fresh water and simmer for 1-2 hours or until done. You can cook up beans ahead, like over a weekend, and freeze in two-cup portions and it becomes as easy as using canned. And you don't get the plastic from the can in your food as a bonus.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:07 PM
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5. thanks - that's where we are aiming next - just bought some dried beans.
though we were using the Trader Joe low sodium - got them for 55 cents per can - still, would rather use the dried ones. Hoping to grow our own next year!
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flamin lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:22 AM
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6. Double up on the garlic and onion but sub bell pepper for the
Japs. Heat it until fragrant in a 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil. Spoon it as a garnish over the beans immediately before serving.
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