Elly's Black Beans
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • squeeze of fresh lime juice
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat EVOO in a skillet and add onions. Cook until tender. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook about 30 seconds to a minute. Add half the beans. Mash beans with a potato masher or other device.
  2. Add remaining beans, chicken broth, bay leaf, cumin, chili powder and oregano. Simmer 15 minutes. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
When I was younger, I absolutely hated beans--or so I thought. The problem was every Tex-Mex restaurant I went to served refried beans. I still don't like refried beans but I have grown to love pretty much every other kind. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare black beans.