Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stepping Up: Black Beans

I'm all about up-cycling my pantry items. Something as simple as a can of black beans can transform with the addition of some key ingredients. I always keep some garlic and ginger in the fridge. Ya know, the kind in the tiny jar. It's a great shortcut when you're just looking to make a quick meal rather than doing a bunch of dishes.

These beans make a great side dish.  When paired with a few marinated grilled vegetables makes a simple, cheap and delicious vegan dinner.

Ginger & Garlic Black Beans
1 can black beans
1/4 cup tiny diced red onion
1/2 tea crushed garlic
1/2 tea crushed ginger
1/2 tea salt

Simmer beans covered on medium low heat for 20-25 minutes.  
That's it. Simple, Easy, Cheap.
Enjoy y'all!