Black Beans and Chicken Burritos

May 11, 2021

            It’s early in the morning and I only have a few minutes to myself so I folded the laundry. Then I made Jennifer lunch (just a boring sandwich) and now the coffee is finally ready. Last night was boring too, in terms of gourmet meals. I was not feeling very inspired for a Monday night.

            I decided on chicken burritos and black beans. Normally I would even have some kind of rice with this dish but lately Jennifer is tired of rice. So I eighty sixed the rice idea.

            I stared by cubing the chicken and sautéing it but I won’t go into all the details this morning as this is a short article written before I leave for work. I pretty sure, I have made chicken Burritos before for this Drunken Chef cookbook project and don’t need to repeat things.  This post is a simple one, I really to have to going and get to work! Long Island traffic can be… a bit troublesome.

This post is about last night’s side dish of black beans that both Sam and Jennifer love.

BLACK BEANS recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

1 can of black beans

½ yellow onion diced

1 glove garlic minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

Rinse and drain the black beans under cold water. I use a medium sized strainer for this step. While the beans are draining (balancing the strainer on the empty can). Chop one onion and mince your garlic using a chefs knife and cutting board. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a small pot with a lid. Don’t put the lid on yet! Heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion. Simmer one minute or until translucent then add the garlic and stir. Please do not let the garlic burn. The beans will then taste gross. Gross; in this case is a technical term meaning disgusting and it is not to be confused with the numerical value of 144. Now add your beans to the pot with onion and garlic then stir. Cover and turn down the heat down to low.

By the time your chicken is cooked, the beans will be ready. Do you remember I started cooking the chicken at the beginning of all this or is your brain as fuzzy as mind at 6:00am?

Now you can add the beans to the burritos just like I did or serve them on the side with Spanish style rice (recipe to come when I have more time). No vegetables again yikes! Unless you count the beans but black beans are really like another protein aren’t they?!

Well yay me as I’m off to sit in traffic on my way to work.

Until next time. Stay healthy, be happy and eat well!

The Drunken Chef (Russ)

May 11, 2021

© Russ Ahrens and The Magic of a Perfect Pairing,2021

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