This probably should be a Wingin’ it Wednesday kind of post but it’s so good I simply can’t wait that long. This came out of the fact that I had been remiss in cleaning our refrigerator and there were some sad looking contents that really needed to be dealt with.
It also makes for a super quick dinner because most of the ingredients just need to be heated up and then you’re set.
Start by cooking up (or heating up) some rice. I’m using brown rice here because that’s the sum total of rice I had in my house but you can use whatever you want.
Then I chopped some stuff: onions, green onions …
Some cold Italian sausages we’d barbecued the night before …
And some very sorry-looking tomatoes.
Then I drained and rinsed a can of black beans. You can use any kind of bean you like – just make sure they’re not dried or that would taste bad.
Then I heated up some oil and butter in my big cast iron skillet and cooked the onions until they were translucent and smelled amazing.
Added in some garlic and the beans and gave that a stir.
Then I chucked in the rest of the stuff.
Added a wee sprinkling of ground chipotle.
And a few dollops of sweet salsa (this stuff has mangos in it and I love it).
Then I stirred it all around until everything was soft and amazing.
And then served it over rice with a dollop of sour cream.
The cilantro garnish is growing on my table. I hope it will flourish in the backyard once it gets warmer.
This was so good I don’t want to wait until I clean the fridge again to make it once more!