I’ve tried for years to come up with a clever name for this dish but it always comes back to this – Easy Black Bean Stuff. And it is SO easy!!
The story behind this recipe… I walked into a friends house one evening to take something or pick something up, many many years ago, and she was cooking this. It smelled so incredible I had to get the recipe from her. Cathy D, thank you SO much for this and even though I’m sure we’ve adapted it somewhat from what you told me way back when, I always think of you and your family and how much we love you guys when I make this. BTW, as I recall, Cathy didn’t have a name for it either. I think she may have even called it “Black Bean Stuff”. :)
Feel free to adapt as you’d like. Use natural veggies or canned, organic or not, add something in you’d like or take something out. Make it yours just make sure to keep it easy! I think you’ll love this so much that you’ll always want to keep the ingredients on hand. It’s a super quick and easy meal that our family enjoys frequently.
Put a little bit of olive oil in your saucepan and saute’ the garlic, onion and corn
Combine the remaining ingredients in a sauce pan all together until flavors have blended
and heated through.
green onion, red onion, or white onion to taste, chopped fine
fresh chopped garlic or garlic salt
1 can milder rotel drained (sometimes I use this and sometimes I don’t)
1 can diced tomatoes, don’t drain, you will need some juice
1 can corn drained, I like white shoepeg corn because it’s crunchy.
fresh cilantro to taste, remove stems and chop
cumin lightly sprinkled over the top
chili powder, a little or a lot – up to you
the seasonings are really just whatever you have and whatever you like
You may need some juice so you can add a little water if needed.
Simmer with the lid on for a little while to blend flavors
1 can drained and rinsed black beans (or more if you’d like it really beany – yes, I said beany.
Cook until beans are soft and then serve over brown rice with grated cheese and sour cream if desired.
Serve with brown rice, quinoa, corn bread and/or tortilla chips. Top with cheese if you like. And if you need meat, grill, bake or pan fry some chicken. You can add the chicken into the mixture or serve with it.