Black Beans with Sofrito

July 13, 2020  •  Beans & Grains, Side Dishes

It seems that every week I find a new use for sofrito, that ubiquitous seasoning that I learned about in Puerto Rico in January. Against every suggestion I read online, I added a tablespoon to ground bison recently to make the best burgers. Those websites suggested that by adding something like that to a burger I had turned it into meatloaf, but I must to disagree. It was simply a delicious burger, topped with cheddar and avocado and tomato. I served these black beans with that dinner, and they were a hit. So simple, but so much better than plain beans. If you have leftovers, they make a great black bean quesadilla with the simple addition of some shredded Mexican or cheddar cheese.

Black Beans with Sofrito
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 3-4
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon sofrito
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan, then add the beans, sofrito, salt, cumin, and coriander. Gently stir together and cook over medium heat until the beans are heated through, 2-4 minutes.



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