It's amazing what one can come up with based purely on the ingredients already in their kitchen. On this particular occasion I had a jalapeño leftover from a chili extravaganza (recipe forthcoming), a couple cloves of garlic hanging around, and there's always some cheese and a can of beans somewhere in our apartment. This dish has multiple uses too! It can be a meatless main coarse served atop some rice, a simple side, or a great snack with tortilla chips and perhaps a little sour cream (which is how I enjoyed it).
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 jalapeño, diced (with or without seeds depending on how hot you like it)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- black pepper
- 1 can black beans
- 1 cup shredded cheese (a Mexican cheese blend works well)
Procedure:Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; sauté peppers 2 minutes; add garlic and continue to cook 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add beans and warm through. Stir in cheese until melted. Adjust seasoning and serve.