Hi everyone!! I hope you all have had a nice week! For those of you who are curious about how my argument on Monday went, Sarah and I successfully argued for the defense and won!!! High five!!!
So I know “The Best Black Beans Ever” is quite a cocky title, but seriously – this recipe makes THE BEST BLACK BEANS EVER!!! I have always loved black beans, in fact when I was younger I got made fun of for ordering black bean soup as an entrée at a Mexican restaurant. What can I say? They’re awesome!
I originally saw this recipe in my new favorite cookbook, It’s All Good, but I made a few changes. Mostly, I just reduced the amount of oil to bring down the overall fat content! Believe me, you don’t need a ton of fat to make these beans awesome – the trick is to cook them over low heat for at least fifteen minutes to get a deeper flavor.
To make these black beans you need: 1 29 ounce can of black beans, 8 sprigs of cilantro, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. of minced garlic (2 cloves), and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Thoroughly clean the cilantro and pat dry. Add the 8 sprigs of cilantro to the pan and stir. Let the black beans come to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Allow black beans to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the cilantro and discard.
Serve with your favorite dinner as a hearty and satisfying side dish! This is great with my fish tacos, but is also a perfect accompaniment to chicken and other lean proteins!
I hope you all enjoy these black beans as much as I do!
The Best Black Beans Ever
Adapted from It’s All Good
1 29 oz can black beans
8 sprigs cilantro (thoroughly rinsed)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
Sprinkle of sea salt
Heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add 1 tsp. of garlic. Stir and cook until fragrant.
Add the entire can of black beans, cilantro, and salt. Stir and bring to a boil. When the beans are boiling, reduce the heat to low. Let the beans simmer for 15-20 minutes and stir occasionally.
Remove the cilantro and discard before serving.
Enjoy as a filling side dish to your favorite dinner!