Thursday, September 4, 2008

Side of Black Beans

I make this as a really simple side dish for fajitas, tacos, or any other mexican dish. It is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins and low in fat. So, its a good way to keep yourself from going back for a 3rd (or 4th) taco!

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 cup your favorite salsa
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tablespoon canola or olive oil

If you have it:
1 squeeze of lime
tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 small chopped onion
Dash or two of cayenne pepper

Put oil and onion in pot on low medium heat and sweat the onion for a minute or two. Add in the black beans and smash them with a fork. You don't need to smash all of them, just about 1/2. Add in the salsa, garlic, and salt.
Cook on medium heat until heated through.
Mix thoroughly.

At the end, add in some cilantro and lime squeeze and mix again.

Serve with cheese on top if you don't mind the added fat.

***If you don't have some of the ingredients, it isn't a big deal. They are still good anyway.

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