Saturday, June 22, 2019

Caribbean Black Beans and Rice

This Caribbean Black Beans and Rice recipe is packed full of flavor. It makes a hearty side dish for any meal. Or add vegetables and omit the bacon for a healthy vegetarian entree. Serves 4-5 Total Time: 45 minutes 


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 slices of bacon, diced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
1 medium onion, chopped 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 
Salt and pepper, to taste 
2 teaspoons vinegar 
Garnish: chopped green onions, parsley or cilantro (optional)
Cooked rice 


In a saucepan cook beans until almost tender. In a skillet add the oil and heat on medium add in the diced bacon cook 2 minutes then add in the onions, garlic and red bell peppers; season to taste. Cook until onions are translucent. Add mixture to beans and simmer 15 minutes or until beans are tender but not mushy. Mash a few beans against the sides of pot then add vinegar; stir until slightly thickens. Adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve with cooked rice of your choosing and garnish. Yum Yum! 

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