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.