Those of you who are regular readers of my blog know that one of my great joys in life is going to the Tropics for Scuba Diving. There is nothing better than coming in from a wonderful day of diving and sitting down to a fruity cocktail and local cuisine. I try to replicate this experience at home whenever we start longing for another trip.
I have been making this recipe for Caribbean Black Beans with Rice for years but have never shared it before on the blog. I have no idea why not. I am more than happy that Marlene and Cindy chose this theme so that I can share it with you now.
I adapted this recipe from one found in Cuisine at Home, Issue #45 from June of 2004. I told you I had been making it for years....I just hadn't realized how many years LOL.
It is a complete meal in itself and can be vegan friendly if you omit the bacon, using oil, and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth. We are not vegan in this household so bring on the bacon!!! I normally serve it as a side dish for grilled meats....It is wonderful with ribs, jerk chicken, or pork seasoned with Island spices.
Caribbean Black Beans with Rice
adapted from Cuisine at Home, Issue #45
3 strips bacon, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 poblano pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 c. chicken broth
3 c. hot cooked rice
Saute bacon in a large skillet over med heat until crisp. Remove to a plate lined with paper towel and set aside. Add onion and pepper to the pan with the bacon grease. Cook and stir over med heat until vegetables start to soften. Add the garlic. Stir and cook until fragrant. Stir in the reserved bacon, black beans and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir rice in with the bean mixture. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately. Print Recipe
Here are the other Tropical Treats being shared this week. Enjoy!!
Tidbits and Pupus
- Chicken and Lemongrass Sugarcane Skewers by Jane's Adventures in Dinner
- Coconut crusted Tofu with Spicy Mango Cucumber Topping by Soni's Food
- Larp (Laos chicken salad) by Caroline's Cooking
- Midwest Style Loco Moco by Our Good Life
- Tropical Sunrise Fruit Salad with Coconut Chia Cream by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Caribbean Black Beans with Rice by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Cilantro Margarita by An Appealing Plan
- Coconut Mojito by Flour On My Face
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Strawberry Lava Flow by Nosh My Way
- Bali Spicy Grilled Fish - Ikan Bakar Jimbaran by Food Lust People Love
- Crockpot Hawaiian Pulled Pork by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Grilled Jerk Shrimp Roll with Tropical Fruit Slaw by Food Done Light
- Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa by Cooking Chat
- Kalua Pig by Palatable Pastime
- Mango Barbecued Pork Chops by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Mango Lime Fajitas by Curious Cuisiniere
- Pineapple Pork by Basic N Delicious
- Pineapple, Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza by Family Foodie
- Catibias o Cativias (Dominican Yucca Empanadas) by The Petit Gourmet
- Shrimp Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Tacos by Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
- Tropical Chicken Burgers by Momma's Meals
- Whole Roasted Bream with a Ginger-Tamarind Sauce by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Coconut Mounds Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Tropical Sunshine Cake by Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Double Ginger Cookies by Pies and Plots
- Majarete Ice Cream by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Mini Mango Cheesecakes by The Freshman Cook
- Pineapple Blueberry Ooey Gooey Cake by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Pumpkin-Coconut Biscotti by What Smells So Good?
- Tropical Fruit Salad by The Redhead Baker
- Tropical Layered Poke Cake by Daily Dish Recipes
- Ube Panna Cotta by The Joyful Foodie
- Whole Wheat Mango Coconut Bars by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- The Best Wines to Pair with Tropical Food #SundaySupper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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