My husband spent two years serving a mission for our Church in Porto Alegre Brazil. He had the time of his life sharing the Gospel and teaching the Brazillian people. One of the things he always talks about is the Black Beans and Rice they would eat every single day. He said the beans there were better than he has ever had before. I wouldn’t say these are exactly like the beans he had in Brazil, but they’re pretty darn good.
They are gently simmered with onion, garlic, plenty of spices and a good, generous squeeze of fresh lime juice. It adds wonderful flavor and aroma to the Black Beans. These beans are perfect as a side dish along with some rice or they can be used in my Cafe Rio style Sweet Pork Burritos! Enjoy!
- 1 Tbsp. bacon grease or butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz cans)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ¾ tsp. garlic salt
- ½ tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. ground coriander
- ¼ tsp. oregano
- The juice from 1 large or 2 medium limes (1-2 Tbsp.)
- Melt bacon grease in a large skillet. Add diced onion and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring very often, until onion begins to soften.
- Add remaining ingredients except for the lime juice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Gently simmer for about 10 minutes or until beans are soft and the consistency desired. If you want thicker beans, simmer at higher heat or for longer.
- Stir in the fresh lime juice and serve immediately.