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