Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Trip to the Tropics for #SundaySupper

This week's Sunday Supper is brought to you by Marlene of Nosh My Way and Cindy of Cindy's Recipes and Writings.  They have chosen the theme of Tropical Food for this edition and I could not be happier.

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
Condiments and Sauces
Main Event
Delectable Delights
Wine Pairings

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  1. I love black beans and rice! It's a complete meal for me (well, with a glass of wine of course).

  2. Love beans and rice and your flavors seem right up my alley!Healthy and wholesome :)

  3. What a fabulous rice dish! Perfect with so many entrees!

  4. Beans and rice is one of our family's favorite meals too, Wendy. Yours looks delicious!

  5. Black beans and rice is a staple side dish in my family - but ours is a different recipe than yours. I'll have to give yours a try, I'm sure there wouldn't be complaints as yours has bacon!

  6. We love rice and peas of any sort. Looks great!

  7. I'm going to be wandering through the tropics myself. Well, the Tropical Treats of your linked list! LOL! I will try the beans and rice recipe.

    1. Aren't there some wonderful recipe in these links Paula?! I am so excited to try some of them.

  8. Black beans are my favorite with rice. Yum!

  9. I've been trying for years to get black beans and rice right. I can't wait to try your recipe.

  10. Without the bacon this was my college STAPLE. Still love it today!

  11. I'm always looking for a way to make rice different! I love it.

  12. We don't eat a lot of beans and rice as a meal mostly because the hubs always feels like it's missing something. I bet bacon would fill in that "something" void! :)

    1. We often have this as a side dish with grilled pork or chicken.

  13. OOhh I love black beans and rice!!

    1. We do too Bobbi and this is the best recipe I have found to date.

  14. I love beans and rice Wendy! Your recipe looks fabulous!

  15. This looks amazing, and I can't wait to try it!

  16. That recipe looks promising. Can't wait to try that


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