Classic Black Beans & Rice

Black BeansClassic Black Beans & Rice

Everyone needs a few easy weekend night meals to pull out of their hat.  Here is a wonderful Classic Black Beans & Rice recipe that is truly a faithful friend.  If you want to add meat then either add chicken or fish.  Shrimp is a good choice for a homespun Cajun night.

INGREDIENTS

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

3/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onion

1/2 Cup Chopped Green or Red Bell Pepper

3 Minced Garlic Cloves

2 Cups Cooked Black Beans (Undrained)

3/4 Cup Water

1 Teaspoon Oregano

2 Teaspoons Chili Powder

1 Tablespoon Vinegar

In a medium size saucepan heat the oil over a medium heat.  Add the onions, peppers and garlic.  Cook for 8 minutes until they are nice and tender.  Stir in the beans, water, oregano, chili powder and vinegar.  Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to low.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.  Serve over hot white or brown rice.  Serves 4

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    Victoria

    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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