Still, when the cooking is done, we start to eat, and the DH says: "This is good!" I mumble, "What is?" He replies: "ALL of it." That sure makes things right! Here is what we ate that inspired it:
Tasty Black Beans
- One small or 1/2 large onion, diced
- 1/2 can diced tomatoes with juices
- One tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- Garlic salt to taste
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- One can black beans, drained
- One pound lean pork
- One small or ½ large onion, sliced
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- One teaspoon oregano
- ½ to ¾ teaspoon cumin
- ½ to ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- Hot sauce or cayenne pepper
Serve with flour tortillas and any or all of these: salsa, shredded cheese or sour cream.
Instead of bell peppers, I prepared beet tops by having the DH wash them well, cut the stems into one-inch pieces and the leaves into 2x4-inch pieces. I zapped the stems in the microwave, half-covered, for 3 minutes, stirring once, then I added the leaves for another minute. Poured off most of the water, splashed with a little extra virgin olive oil and some garlic salt.
I also served a prepared salsa mixed with half a chopped orange. And served it with long-grain white rice. And it was all yum!
There were enough leftovers for lunch for both of us the next day, and the remaining pork may become a soup with long squash in the next days.
~Soos dreams of soup~