Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Black Beans and Rice

Well, it's Tuesday. And this is obviously not a Thai recipe. I apologize for that, but it was unavoidable this week. I did make 2 Thai meals this past week, but with sick kids I was unable to get the pictures touched up and downloaded. If I can get to it, I'll post a new Thai recipe on Thursday!

I Love Mexican food. I mean Love with a capital "L". I could literally eat it every day. So, the other night when I was making chicken, I came across this recipe, had all of the ingredients, so I decided to whip it up. It was fast, and delicious! The best part is that it's a healthy side dish.

Black Beans and Rice
6-7 servings as a side dish
from: Bush's Best Black Beans can

1 TB olive Oil
3/4 cups onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped fine
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1 can (15oz) Low Sodium Bush's Black Beans- drain, but reserve juice
1/2 teas thyme
1 teas garlic salt
3 TB cider vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
1/2 teas hot pepper sauce (I didn't have this- added some dried chili flakes)
2 cups cooked rice
Lime wedge or sliced mango (optional)

In a large skillet, heat olive oil; cook onion and green pepper until tender. Stir in tomatoes, beans, thyme, and garlic salt. Cook for 3 minutes; add vinegar, pepper sauce, and reserved juice. Continue to cook 5 minutes.
Serve over rice. Garnish with lime wedges or sliced mango.


  1. my husband would love that. I don't like rice. I like beans, except for the black ones LOL I like the red ones... yum

  2. This makes me crave a fish taco with a side of this. Looks great!

  3. Oh I just got some black beans the other day and was wondering what I'd make with it. This sounds amazing!

  4. Reminds me of Costa Rica! And many other South American meals

  5. Sounds yummy! I love Mexican food too. I used to hate it but moving to San diego -- I really had no choice! Now I love it

  6. Ahhhh!! This is just perfect Krista :D I have been wanting a recipe using black beans as they are sooooo healthy! Thanks! ~Vanessa :)