Post # 1
My husband and I have pretty simple tastes, and we like to eat rice & beans for dinner once or twice a week. Sometimes I add garlic/onion/cilantro to the beans, and sometimes I just add S&P (or just pepper, even).
It’s always good but I’m looking for new ideas, as far as seasonings go. Do any bees have a favorite way to dress beans? Don’t forget to post which variety of beans you use. I’m at the end of a bag of pinto, and I think I’m going to get a big bag of black beans next.
Post # 2
This is more than just seasoning, but if you have a crockpot, put a pork roast (I use Boston butt roast which I can sometimes get for $2/lb) in it with a bottle of Mojo marinade ($2 at the grocery store) and a couple of onions for 8 hours on low.
Spoon the meat and juice over rice and beans. No seasoning required.
Post # 3
I like to put smoked curry powder on mine.
Post # 4
Try cumin or chili powder too. And a pinch of cayenne.
Post # 5
For black beans (canned or otherwise) I put half an orange cut side down in the pan then add a little water and simmer. The beans don’t really taste orangey at all but it adds a nice flavour.
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC
makemake: On the ethnic aisle at Walmart there is this seasoning called Goya. We use the ham flavor for a lot of our vegetables.
Post # 7
I like a lot of flavor so I would probably do cumin, chili powder, cayenne, maybe some hot sauce. I love cilantro so that is good. I would use this for pinto and black beans.
Post # 8
makemake: When I saw the title to your thread, Red Beans and Rice immediately came to mind. I’ve never made this, but it sounds good! You could skip the meat if you’re vegetarian or just don’t want it.
Post # 9
Love me some black beans! I could eat them every day I think. I do black beans in the slow cooker with: veggie broth and/or water, cumin, salt, onion, garlic, and 1-2 chipotle peppers. The chipotle gives it a nice smokey flavor.
I also like to do black bean tacos with black beans, some tomatos or tomato paste and taco seasonings.
Post # 10
Wow, thanks for all the ideas, ladies! I’m getting excited for our next B&R meal! :}