Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Black Beans

Another Isabel's Cantina special!

A super easy way to fancy up some boring ass beans.

2-14oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups cold water
2 Tbl olive oil
1 med spanish onion (no idea. we used yellow)
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbl cumin
1 Tbl oregano
1 Tbl chile powder
2 bay leaves
1 Tbl dried sweet basil

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is soft and translucent, about 2 mins. Stir in the cumin, oregano, and chile powder. Stir to combine and simmer for about 1 min. Add the beans, 2 cups cold water, the bay leaves, and basil. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat so that the mixture simmers. Cover partially and simmer for about 5 mins. Remove and discard the bay leaves before serving. The beans can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium heat.

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