I’m back with another one of my mother’s recipes! Today, I’m sharing with you her healthy and delicious Portuguese Black Beans Side Dish Recipe…YUM!
We often had these delicious beans served in our home for dinner, as it pairs nicely with many different Mains. This is also a lovely fall dish, using lovely fall flavours to really enhance the beans.
Not to mention, this recipe really is so simple to make, so let’s get right into it.
You want to start by adding your olive oil to your pan and heat it over medium heat. Once heated, add your onions and garlic to the pan and cook this until your onion is translucent and your garlic becomes fragrant and lightly golden. You want to be stirring frequently during this part, as not to burn your garlic.
Next, add your cinnamon, cumin, allspice, bouillon cube and pimento paste to your pan. Stirring frequently until your pimento paste is cooked through, this will only take a few minutes. I’ve used a chicken-flavoured bouillon cube in this recipe – there are no meat products in the bouillon cube, it is only chicken flavoured and vegetarian, having said that, feel free to use a bouillon cube of your choice.
At this point, you want to taste your mixture and add any additional amounts of any of the spices or salt as per your taste, of course, if you feel this is needed.
Lastly, add your beans and stir, letting your beans heat through for a few minutes. It is important not to overheat your beans as they will become mushy.
And that’s it – you are left with this delicious (and healthy) Side Dish!
- 1 can (540 ml/19 fl oz) black beans, rinsed
- ⅓ cup sweet onion diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 4 pinches ground cinnamon
- 2 pinches ground cumin
- 1 pinch ground allspice
- ¼ chicken bouillon cube (or bouillon of your choice)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sweet pimento paste
- Add olive oil to pan and heat over medium heat.
- Once heated, add onions and garlic cook until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant and lightly golden. Stirring frequently.
- Add cinnamon, cumin, allspice, bouillon and pimento paste. Stirring frequently until pimento paste is cooked through (a few minutes).
- Taste. Add additional amounts of spices or salt as per your taste, if needed.
- Add beans and stir, let beans heat through for a few minutes. Do not overheat beans as they will become mushy.
Enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by <3
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