Really beans is the topic today. Yesterday a friend from church commented on my strict grocery budget. She mentioned exchanging meats for beans as a cost/health saving tip. She is so right on. Beans and lentils are so perfect in so many ways. The only problem. I'm not a bean eater. I'm not a bean eater and I married a Puerto Rican. Do you know the main ingredients for PR's? Rice and, you guessed it, beans. YIKES!
Over the years I have done a much better job incorporating beans into our diet, but it's mainly black beans. So, I haven't ventured out too far in the bean department. Disappointing, I know.
Regardless of my lack of bean consumption, I have found a few tried and true black bean recipes that I love and I just added one more. I pinned this jewel on Pinterest a few months ago.
Of course I had to make adjustments. I didn't have any cilantro. Nor a yellow bell pepper. Not even a tomato. I did have a green bell pepper and salsa. That was enough to make it work. Instead of a creamy cilantro dipping sauce, we had salsa. Here's the review from the Torres family.
Steven-A head nod. He was too busy stuffing his face. That's a good thing.
Little Man-Thumb's up
Little Miss-Didn't like it. Nothing new. It will take her a few more times before she'll eat it.
Chubby Cheekers-Well, he liked the Milk Twins afterward
Myself-A definite hit! Loved them.