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Better black beans

July 30th, 2008 | 9 Comments »

For this recipe, I used an onion, two poblano peppers and a small zucchini, searing the onion and some garlic until it was nicely browned, adding in the pepper for a good 5 minutes or so, then stirring in two cans of black beans. One can I rinsed very well, the other I just allowed to drain a little; the slight amount of extra sodium doesn’t really bother me, and I needed some of that starch for thickener. (most of the time, I rinse them to death…just fyi). I let them simmer for about 10 minutes and made some random mashing motions with the spoon just to break some of them up, then with a little chili powder, ground cumin, lime juice and zest and a spoonful or two of good salsa, the beans were worthy of plenty of chip action.

Oh yeah…..and for plopping on top of my Huevos, showered with lime zest.

9 responses to “Better black beans”

  1. I’m making these for breakfast.

  2. Kristen says:

    Black beans are my absolute favorite food. This, I can do. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Anne says:

    The lime zest is a brilliant addition! These look durn good.

  4. coffeepot says:

    Oh yummy, I can see the lime zest and it all looks so good.

  5. jamesotis says:

    looks amazing, I’ll have 2 try it

  6. Huevos rancheros is one of my favorite Sunday breakfasts. Thanks for reminding me that it’s been way too long since I’ve made some. And here, here on the showering of lime zest. I mouth is getting all tingling just thinking of it.

  7. TÊa :) says:

    This is creative and looks delicious! 🙂 Wow good job, I might have to try making this one time!!


    STOP BY! 😀

  8. grace says:

    i love what you’ve done with your beans. simple, delicious, healthy, beautiful. the lime zest is the kicker for me–what a great little addition. very nicely done. 🙂

  9. Jonathan says:

    awesome! so, here’s my trick to producing the best black beans ever. #1: cook down in ham stock, #2: add chorizo if you can find it (but I know you’re trying to be healthy, so maybe you want to skip this step. LOVE this breakfast!