Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday Night Beans

We went to an early party this was at a social hall in Staten Island, D's sister-in-law's 50th. We had a nice time, the party was early and, feeling like a bunch of old folks, we went out to Fairway to get the week's shopping done. Somehow it feels nicer to have it all done by Sunday morning. Tomorrow we're going to make huevos rancheros alternativos for breakfast....eggs, cumin pepper black beans, salsa verde, hot sauce and, well, bagels.

This is how I made the

Cumin-Pepper Black Beans.

1 cup black beans
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp cumin
1 whole red jalapeno
1 tsp diced rosemary
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Soak the beans for a few hours. Rinse and boil in a deep pot with just over double the amount of water. Add a whole red jalapeno pepper, 1 tsp diced rosemary, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and salt & pepper to taste. Boil until the beans are tender.

And here's how to use them:

Huevos rancheros alternativos: A toasted whole-wheat tortilla, a dollop of black beans, sauteed cherry tomatoes, salsa verde, sour cream, spicy turkey sausage, eggs, and hot sauce. Makes you think, for a split second, like you're sitting at an outdoor cafe with your friends in San Francisco.

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