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“I think you mean…intense” Black Beans


This is my go to recipe for black beans that go into something else – burritos, quesadillas, super-awesome comfort dip, and so on. They are pretty intense on their own, so not the best for something like black beans and rice.


  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup stock
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. saute onions and garlic until just softened
  2. add beans, spices, stock, wine and water
  3. bring to a boil for 2 minutes, reduce and simmer 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, simmer another 10 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice


Recipe blog & website links


I’ve collected a list of all of my favorite recipe blogs/sites.  While I’m vegetarian, these sites might not be. What they are, though, is good. My system involves subscribing to the RSS feeds, reading in Feedly or Reeder, then saving to Evernote via the Web clipper.

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