Mexican Black Beans

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Good side dish to a Mexican entree.

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  • add   1 large jalapeno
  • add   4 garlic cloves
  • add   30 ounces black beans
  • add   1 tablespoon olive oil
  • add   1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth
  • add   fresh lime juice
  • add   fresh cilantro
  • add   1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • add   1 cup monterey jack cheese


  1. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic, chili and cumin and sauté 30 seconds.
  3. Add beans and broth and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Coarsely mash beans with potato masher.
  4. Continue boiling until thick, stirring frequently, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with lime juice, salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
  5. I add the monterey jack cheese on top and microwave for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.