Friday, November 06, 2009

Beans & Beer!

Tortilla Black Bean Pie

I DO try to plan a weekly menu, and I also try to incorporate at least one new dish that we have never had before.
Cause I like surprises.
And with the internet and blogging, I am never at a loss for fresh ideas.

This recipe came from a blog called 2 Equal Parts.
(click link for recipe)

It was absolutely delicious.
And pretty darn easy-peasy!

And it came together in about 20 min. of prep time and 20 min. of baking.
It calls for simmering 2 cans of black beans in 12 oz. of beer, which, if you know about cooking with alcohol, the alcohol content is gone after just a few min. of simmering.
BUT...the flavor it imparts is wonderful!
I DID increase the garlic and cumin,
(cause I'm THAT kinda girl)
and I also topped each individual serving with thinly sliced scallions and chopped cilantro.
The cilantro is not in the original recipe, but I think it adds a great amount of flavor.
I would also add more jalapeno, but that is because the ones at the grocers right now are very mild, and I think it could have used a bit more heat.

Also, not in the original recipe, but I baked it in a round tart pan, and it needs to have a spray of Pam before laying down the 1st tortilla.

I served mine with tortilla chips, some lite sour cream and homemade salsa.
Would have had guacamole, but the avocados at the grocers were rock hard.
Next time I will plan a bit better!

Do you all plan a weekly menu, or are you flyin' by the seat of your pants every day around 4pm?
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14 comments:

Mary said...

Pantry principle (Tightwad Gazette) girl here.

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

This sounds wonderful-isn't the internet great for new ideas!
vickie

Laura said...

What a great recipe!
Your blog looks amazing-and I enjoyed visiting,

Laura

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sounds really good. Looking forward to following your site
Maggie

Mo said...

Oh man, I've got to quit visiting sites like this if I ever want to lose weight. Great post.

Danielle said...

this sounds great! increasing garlic goes without saying, IMO...haha. all of your additions are probably the same thing I would've done.

When I'm a good girl and being all "organized" I do plan my weekly menu before I go shopping and post it on the fridge. Otherwise it's in my head....but that sometimes goes out the window and I find myself flying by the seat of my pants (read Pizza Night! LOL)

Camille said...

Funny you should ask this! I have been flying by the seat of my pants for awhile now...and I HATE to do things that way! I am so much better with a schedule. Only this week a blogger friend I have been keeping track of has posted some "self help" tools for meal planning. I LOVE her ideas and am in the midst of implementing them.

You did ask! ;-)

Blessings,
Camille

goatmilker said...

That looks wonderful. I'am a fly by the seat of your pants kinda gal. See My dad and mother-in-law live with us so sometimes they like to fix things. Believe me my dad does not tell me ahead of time about oh 2:00 he will tell me if he wants to fix something. The good thing is we never go hungry we always have something to eat. Have a great day Rebekah.

Faith said...

Hey, that looks easy and quick, as well as tasty! Thanks!

Looks a bit like a salad I throw together a lot. 1 can of drained sweet corn, 1 can of drained black beans, sliced olives, salsa to taste, and some onion if you desire.

~Faith

Jayme said...

Oh girl that just looks delicious!

Your blog is so lovely. I love the design, and I just love your header picture!!!

I need to spend some time here when I have it, and check everything out.

:-)

Maria said...

I love beans! Beans with, in or on anything! This looks yummy, Cyn!
I also went over to the recipe link... the photos made me hungry!
I hope you're having a sweet weekend!
~Maria

cityfarmer said...

WOW ... all new comment-rs here!!!

What's new on zeemenu for this week...we'll be over!

Alice said...

That looked so good that I had to try it with a few variations. I had all the ingredients on hand but I wanted to do it in the crockpot. I greased it well and decided to prepare only half a recipe in case no one would eat then I'd be stuck eating it for a week! Well, it was so GOOD and I could easily have done a full recipe. It was especially good with a dollop of sour cream and salsa. Thank you.

Alice

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