Wednesday, May 6, 2009

All borrowed stuff

Welcome to Day #2 of Radar Love's recipe bonanza! We started with yesterday's mojito recipe and will continue with one recipe a day through the end of the week. Today we'll divulge the top secret recipe that Tia Sara has been keeping under lock & key until this very moment. Without further ado, I present you with...

Tia Sara's easy Black Beans

If you're feeling a bit lazy you can use canned black beans. Or you can soak and cook black bean according to the recipe on the bag (overnight soak and 2-3 hours of cooking usually).


4 cans of cooked black beans
1 large onion (chopped)
1 large red pepper (chopped)
4 cloves of garlic (minced)
2/3 cups olive oil
4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp white sugar
1 slug vinegar
1 slug dry white wine
1 additional slug olive oil

Sauté the onion, red pepper, garlic in the olive oil until onions and garlic are soft (but not brown).Add sautéed vegetables to canned beans or previously soaked and cooked beans in a large pot.

Take a few ladles of bean mixture and put it through a blender or food processor, then add it back into the beans. Throw in a bay leaf. Season with salt, black pepper and oregano. Add sugar, vinegar, white wine and heat to a simmer. Add a slug of olive oil before serving.

Serve over regular cooked white rice.

If you make this and are happy with the results, then you might want to check out Tia Sara's feedback in yesterday's comments on how to improve on Tio Tribi's mojitos. Does sibling rivalry ever end??? Anyway - Enjoy!!!

As for other borrowed stuff, both items are related to the pandemic that is currently sweeping the world and borrowed from e-mails I have received.

#1: A dumb joke

Lots of people said that a black man would be president when pigs fly.
Then 100 days into Obama's administration and wham!! Pig's flu!

#2: Cartoon

That's it for today! More goodies tomorrow.

Lots of love,
Titi and Radar


The Science Pundit said...

Arroz con frijoles negros Mmmmmm!

Abuelito Tribi said...

Mojitos with Carta Oro are sipped at elite Potomac parties. The mojitos with white rum (Havana Club)and Angostura Bitters is what I was having at "La Bodeguita Del Medio".

Radar's Mom said...

Oooooh! Take that Tia Sara!!!

Marco said...

I think your thinking of the slumming parties, not the elite ones, seeing as how ex patriot Angostura Bitter snobs get invited. I personally think the darker tastier rums make for tastier Mojitos. Make mine Ron Anejo Pampero Aniversario!

Tia Sara said...

The Carta Oro may be my own affectation, but everyone seemed to enjoy it at Marco's wedding. I think even Abuelito Tribi downed a few on that occasion. But just in case, I googled 'mojito recipes' and got so many hits I could not possibly look at them all, but the 10 or so I looked at included no bitters (even the one's that specified Havana Club).
Tia Sara

Radar's Mom said...

SMACK!!! A one two punch from the Marco/Tia Sara duo! Take that Dad, you fake Cuban!

Tia Sara said...

Now, now Titi, nobody called your dad a fake anything. He called me elitist, but that is another story... With more time, I googled again and found several recipes with bitters, although they said that it was not the classic. I even found one that used gold rum and bitters, but also used simple syrup instead of muddling the yerba buena in sugar. Let us leave it at "Para gustos se han hecho colores"
Love to all
Tia Sara