Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cooking Club: Caribbean Black Beans

Okay, I have been a slacker and am yet to make any more of the Cooking Club recipes yet. I was ready to make this one but realized I did not have any fresh ginger, but it looks good! The following is a recipe that Raelynn submitted, and it's a vegetarian recipe that sounds so fast and easy.

Caribbean Black Beans
(from Moosewood Cookbook)

1 cup chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 T garlic, minced or pressed
2 T olive oil
1 T grated fresh ginger root
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground allspice
2 cans rinsed/drained black beans
3/4 cup orange juice
salt and pepper to taste
{Photo from here}

Saute the onion, pepper and garlic in the oil for about 5 minutes, until veggies begin to soften. Add ginger, thyme, allspice and saute, stirring often to prevent sticking until the veggies are very soft. Stir in the beans and orange juice and cook on low heat about 15 minutes, until mixture thickens slightly. Stir to prevent scorching. Mash a few beans for varied consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve beans on rice or Golden Spanish Rice.


  1. Oooo, the picture alone... You had me at "caribbean".

  2. my friend Jennifer just introduced me to the Moosewood cookbook. Up until last month I had no idea it existed and now I'm all about it. No wonder- it has cool recipes like Carribean Black Beans in it- great pick!