The Musical Fruit

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 19, 2008 at 12:12pm

I made quick spicy black beans on Monday, but today I slow-simmered a pot of the Creole Southern version, spicy/smoky with cayenne pepper and andouille sausage. I committed heresy and substituted pintos for red (kidney) beans (I don’t like kidney beans, love pintos).  If you soak the beans overnight – whichever bean you choose – it doesn’t take long before the whole pot cooks down into a creamy, delicious mess.  Over white rice, a tasty, rustic din.

The beans are intact when you first start…

…but after a couple of hours become soft and creamy…

…and ready to ladle over white rice for a rib-stickin’ meal.

Moderate it: beans are better for you every time you open a health magazine.  They’ve always been packed with fiber, but turns out that fiber helps lower cholesterol – woo hoo!  And then, turns out they’re also loaded with anti-oxidants – more woo hoo! Go easy on the white rice, fill up on beans and veggies, and you’ll not only be really, really full, you’ll have done your body good. Nice.

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  1. By SML on January 10, 2009 at 1:31PM

    I froze the leftovers and just ate them this week (it's now January) - they freeze perfectly and are delicious on the reheat.

  2. By metalmommy on November 19, 2008 at 12:27PM

    That looks amazing...if only my family would eat beans...:-(

  3. By maud on November 19, 2008 at 12:16PM

    yum... gotta try that...