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OK. I know where this is going to go. I am going to say that I love beans and you all are going to have some kind of joke that involves the words “Magical Fruit”….Well, I do love beans. In my quest to eat better and cut back the amount of meat I eat consequently I eat more beans as a protein substitute.
In keeping with my Cinco de Mayo theme this week I have 2 new recipes: BBQ Beans and Avocado Sauce for taco’s. Both so good and a welcome new addition to my “Mexican Night” repertoire ????
BBQ Black Beans
2 15 oz cans of low sodium Bush’s Black Beans
1 1/2 C water
1 C chicken broth
1/2 C packed DARK brown sugar
3 TB ketchup
3 TB bacon fat (yes, I used bacon fat) ***OPTIONAL**
2 TB red wine vinegar
1 small can diced green chiles
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 60-75 minutes or until the beans are soft and the sauce is thick.
|Sweet, smoky and savory. Not your ordinary black beans!|
|Talk about a fake-out….use this “creamy” sauce in lieu of sour cream. You won’t even miss it!|
1 ripe Haas avocado
1 jalapeno, seeded
1 C water
1 TB white vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/3 C chopped cilantro
2 TB diced onion
Combine ingredients in a food processor and pulse until pureed. The consistency is up to you. In my house everything gets pureed…so the Picky Child will eat it ????
|Whole wheat tortilla, grilled chicken and Avocado Sauce. Light, tasty and filling!|