Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Delicious, Easy Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Mango Salsa w/Avocado

This is a great weeknight recipe when you want something healthy, cheap, delicious and easy. If you're like me you have most of the ingredients on hand anyways.

Ingredients:
(serves 2-3, can be doubled to serve more)

Beans:
  • 1 can black beans, drained (or can use prepared dry beans)
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 small red chile, diced
  • 1-2 tsp cumin
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • dash of paprika
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder
  • fresh or dried cilantro, if desired
Salsa:
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • spritz of lime juice
  • diced onion, if desired
Serve with:
  • avocado wedges
  • rice or tortillas
Directions: (If you are serving the beans with rice, start the rice first). While the rice is cooking: Mix drained beans with spices and diced peppers. Mash the beans to desired consistency with a potato masher. Heat in a skillet over medium heat. Serve over rice or with tortillas. Enjoy!


Black beans in the pan.

2 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

YUM! This looks delicious, hardy and healthy!

Oh, True Apothecary said...

Oh, gawd, those beans look delicious!