Birthday Black Beans

Today was my husband’s Hebrew birthday. Given our past year, we feel very grateful to celebrate it together. Jay made a special request for something with black, kidney or lima beans. I am happy to say that I think that I hit the jackpot on this one!

Ingredients

1 lbs black beans

1 pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 teaspoons cumin, paprika

1 teaspoon coriander, oregano

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

After cooked: chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions 

Soak beans overnight. Ideally, I recommend sautéing the onions and peppers. Then, add the spices and beans and sauté until fragrant. Add water to cover and simmer until done.  Adjust seasoning.  Fresh cilantro before serving adds a special gourmet touch.

This morning, however, was time challenging morning.  I did not have the time to sauté everything first.

Instead, I placed all the ingredients into the crockpot and it cooked on low for the day.

This could also be made in the pressure cooker, 24 minutes to pressure, unsoaked, quick release method.

Here are the pictures:

Final version before serving:

We served this with rice and taco shells.  It was a definite hit! Raizel said, “I am having more! Yummy!  Why is it so good?!”

Happy Birthday Jay!🎈

Enjoy!

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10 thoughts on “Birthday Black Beans

  1. lynne hoareau January 1, 2016 at 8:53 AM Reply

    Hi, and a Happy Birthday to your husband 🙂 I have never eaten black beans before but something I intend to do, and soon. I think this recipe will be a good start for me. 🙂 Thank you.

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  2. Sadie's Nest January 1, 2016 at 2:01 PM Reply

    Happy Hebrew Birthday to your hubby! And Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sheryl January 2, 2016 at 10:17 PM Reply

    mmm. . . it looks delicious. Happy New Year. .. and happy birthday to your husband.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lynz Real Cooking January 4, 2016 at 9:39 AM Reply

    Happy birthday Jay! this sounds so good with the beans and cumin!

    Liked by 1 person

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