Remember how last week was so crazy?  Well these Cuban-inspired black beans saved the day last Monday night.  I had a meeting after work so Big Guy was in charge of dinner.  I picked this recipe knowing he was going to have to fully execute getting dinner on the table – which will only take you about 20 minutes.

This dish is not lacking in flavor!  Garlic, onion, cumin, oregano and a bay leaf lends tons of flavor to the black beans (that you actually don’t rinse – a rarity).  I forgot to grab some cilantro at the store so we went without.  Thankfully the guac that we topped it all with had a hint of cilantro shining through.  We served the black beans on a bed of jasmine rice.  These black beans only get better with time as all the flavors mesh.

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On top, a dollop massive amount of guac.  This guacamole is actually the reduced-guilt version of guac that I picked up at Trader Joe’s.  Don’t get me wrong, I love some full-fat guacamole but I’m also a sucker for trying something new that I see whenever I get to TJ’s.  This guacamole is made with a base of guacamole added to Greek yogurt – so you get a huge punch of protein.  You could taste a large amount of lime flavor but I’m sure that was to keep the guac from browning.

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Quick, easy, finished in 20 minutes and delicioso.  What more could you want?



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