Main Dish, Personal Ramblings, Recipes

black beans

3 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes (pureed if you don’t like chunks)
1 cup chopped onion
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder (more or less)
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil (optional)
1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 bay leaves (optional)
2 cups water
salt to taste
garnish with one or all of these: chopped green onions, sliced fresh radish, shredded cheese.
cooked rice  Mix everything together in a heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to boil, then simmer for at least an hour. Serve over hot rice (Jez sprinkles sharp cheddar on it). You can throw all the ingredients in a crock pot and set it on low in the morning and it will be ready for dinner. Serve on top of cooked rice.