This afternoon I decided to experiment with beans. Most of my experience is heating up a can of beans for a salad or burritos. And although that was pretty much what I was working with when I looked in the cupboard, I decided to test the waters and make them more fun to cook and more flavorful to eat.
I drained most of a can of black beans, leaving some of the liquid and emptying it into a frying pan on medium heat. I added about a 1/4 cup of salsa, as well as the juice from half of a lime, a clove of pressed garlic and a pinch of salt and cumin.
I let this simmer for a bit, letting much of the liquid cook away and some of the beans break down. I tasted it as it cooked and added more of the varying ingredients until I was happy with the flavor. I served it, topped it with more salsa, a dollop of sour cream and cilantro. I threw some chips on the side and it made a great little lunch!