Monday, July 18, 2011
Spicy Black Beans
It's time for another Secret Recipe Club post. Each month, everyone gets assigned to someone else's blog and is allowed to choose one recipe from it to make and post. It's so much fun. If you want to join in, just click HERE.
I love spicy food, so when I was assigned this month to the blog, A Couple in the Kitchen, I immediately zeroed in on their recipe for Spicy Black Beans. Not only did it look good, but it also sounded so easy to make.
The recipe itself requires ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes. You can't beat that. I did make several changes to the recipe which can be found in red below.
One taste, and wow! Those beans had kick. This would be a great as a side dish, served over rice, put into burritos, there's so many possibilities. Thanks to A Couple in the Kitchen for one delicious recipe.
Spicy Black Beans (adapted from A Couple in the Kitchen)
1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans (I used low-sodium black beans)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 small onion, diced (I used half an onion)
2 cloves garlic, crushed (I minced mine)
ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. (I sauteed the onion and garlic first for a couple of minutes until the onions were translucent. Then, I added the rest of the ingredients.) Turn down heat and cook for 10-15 minutes.