14 oz package (2 cups) dried black beans
2 cups red salsa
1 cup green salsa
1 Tbs butter
1 large onion
4-6 garlic cloves
1-2 chili peppers
1 Tbs butter
1/4 tsp Mrs Dash seasoning (optional)
3/4 Tbs taco seasoning
3/4 Tbs cumin seasoning
1/2 Tbs salt
2 lbs ground beef
Lime Juice (optional)
Cook black beans until soft according to package instructions. When done cooking, add 1/2 Tbs salt and set aside.
While beans are cooking, mince garlic cloves, dice chili peppers (remove seeds), and chop onions. Cook them in butter and Mrs. Dash until the onion is transparent. Set aside.
Brown meat. When meat is browned, drain off fat. Add the red and green salsas and cooked onions, chili, and garlic. Add taco and cumin seasonings (you can adjust seasonings to your taste). Add black beans and some of the liquid (as desired) it was cooked in.
Add chopped cilantro and lime juice if desired.
The finished product
Since we have moved to Belize a year ago, I have been cooking a lot more with dried beans. As I have cooked up black beans, I put these ingredients together and came up with this Black Bean Taco Mix recipe. It is our new favorite recipe to have for dinner. We will serve it on corn tortillas or with tortilla chips, chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, etc.