(dried) black beans and rice

So there’s a big ol’ football game on now (Florida State versus Auburn, The Greek tells me), and to save myself from slipping into a coma, I’ve decided to blog about our dinner tonight instead.

Much more interesting topic! ­čÖé

I cobbled together three separate recipes into one delicious little concoction and am writing about it so that I remember how to make it again. ┬áNot sure if it tastes like authentic Cuban rice and beans, but my husband gave it a 9 out of 10… and that’s enough for me!

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Cuban black beans and rice

I’m constantly on the lookout for easy, frugal, delicious and healthy recipes that my “meat-and-potatoes” man will actually eat.

I’m also trying to sneak more vegetarian meals into the mix (once or twice a week), and this Cuban Black Beans and Rice recipe was perfect on all fronts

  • it cost less than $3, since we already had everything but the beans and pepper on hand
  • it was as easy to prepare as sauteeing the onions and peppers and opening some cans
  • it was meat-free and spicy enough to keep things interesting!
  • The Greek loved it!

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