Monday, July 2, 2007

Sweet and Spicy Black Beans

These black beans are the perfect side for BBQs, and they make for great burritos as well...

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 large red onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 dash chili powder
1 dash cumin
1 dash ground cinnamon
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook about 2 minutes; then stir in garlic, and cook until onion is soft and translucent. Stir in tomatoes and brown sugar. Season with cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, and ground cinnamon. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in black beans, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 1 hour or longer. Before serving, stir in cilantro. Breathe in the spicy, cilantro-y aroma. Eat.

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