I was a bit of a picky eater growing up – and black beans were definitely on my “never going to try” list. I can’t remember who convinced me to try them once I had grown up a little bit – but I fell in LOVE. Once I tried them, I kicked refried beans to the curb. Permanently. This recipe is so simple, but it is one of my favorite ways to eat them. It makes a great side dish or topping for any Mexican main dish!
2 16-oz cans black beans (drain one, and leave the liquid from the other one)
1/2 white onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1-oz packet of ranch dressing mix
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan, combine beans, onion, and garlic and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, and then add in cilantro, ranch dressing, and salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, and then serve.