Bonnie Baumgardner often serves this quick skillet side dish to delighted guests at her Sylva, North Carolina home. 'It tastes so delicious it's hard to believe it's good for you,' she exclaims. 'And it's hearty enough to serve as a meatless main dish.'
We like these over rice. But they 'd be great all by themselves. Lots of black beans, spices, a splash of balsamic vinegar and other good things are plopped into a pot and simmered until it smells so good, you can 't stand it.
White rice, garlic and onion is cooked in a nice vegetable stock for about 20 minutes. Black beans, cayenne and cumin are added to the pot, given a stir ...and that 's it. Black Beans and Rice for six.
'A co-worker who was born in Cuba helped me perfect the recipe for this hearty dish,' reports Helen Simms of Lyons, Michigan. 'Now it's one of our family's favorites. It's also a great way to use up leftover holiday ham.'