If you’re a black bean lover, like me, then you’ll love this. Ever get the black beans in a Mexican restaurant? These are similar, but healthier for you, since they don’t use lard or anything… just a bit of olive oil.
This is an A Nerd Cooks original recipe! Depending on your level of obsession with black beans, this serves anywhere from 1-2 ;).
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
- cumin and salt, to taste
Open your can of beans and drain off the starchy liquid. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, add the olive oil and minced garlic. Turn the heat to medium. Once the garlic is fragrant, add the black beans. Allow the beans to cook for a few minutes (~5 minutes or so), stirring occasionally.
Smash the beans a few times (until they reach your desired consistency) with a potato masher. Add the cumin and salt, to taste.
Let the seasoned beans cook for a few more minutes (~3-5). Eat!