Incredibly Easy Black Beans and Rice

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Black beans and rice…so easy, so very, very nice! Looking for a simple dinner that doesn’t shrink the budget, but totally titillates the tastebuds? Lucky you! You’ve come to the right spot! Spicy and completely, utterly, satisfying. If you can’t stand the spice…get outta the kitchen, or just omit the chipotle powder and sriracha sauce.


1 can black beans

1/2 green pepper, finely diced

1 small white onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

1/2 teaspoon oregano

2 slices bacon

1 squirt of sriracha, or any other hot sauce

sour cream( for topping)

cilantro( for topping)

salt to taste

1/2 cup raw rice


Cook the rice, according to directions on package. While the rice is cooking, cut the bacon into small pieces and fry it. Drain on paper towels.To the bacon grease, add the onion, garlic, green pepper, cumin, chipotle powder, and oregano. Saute over medium heat, until the onion is translucent. Add the can of black beans, undrained, and the squirt of hot sauce Stir and let simmer for 10 minutes.Remove from heat. Put some rice in a bowl, ladle some beans over the rice. Top with a dollop of sour cream, bacon, and cilantro. Buen provecho!

Note: If you want to keep it vegetarian, leave out the bacon and just saute the onion mixture in 2 teaspoons olive oil


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