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Bountiful Black Bean Burrito Filling

My hobby is trying authentic ethnic cuisines. This is my avenue to experience and appreciate other cultures. My passion is travelling. I visited Mexico in 2004 and I very easily fell in love with Mexican food. I must say: What a colorful culture! I observed vibrant hues in their art, fashion, and food. Mexican food is so flavorful. Similar to my native Pakistani food, Mexican food is prepared with a variety of peppers. My palate is accustomed to the heat of peppers. I love Jalapenos in particular. One of the beautiful thing about ethnic foods as a westerner, is the much broader inclusion of well-prepared, ripe, and fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and legumes. Unfortunately, until a more healthful approach to plant-based ingredients is taken within the context of my own culture, I'll continue my forays into ethnic cooking! Here is my recipe of Black Beans good for burrito filling.

  • 1 pound of Black Beans
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 large tomatillo
  • 2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Coriander
  • 1 tsp. minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp. minced Ginger
  • 3 Jalapeños pepper
  • 1 Habanero pepper
  • 1 Serrano pepper
  • ½ a bunch of Cilantro
  • 2 limes
  1. Soak the black beans overnight.
  2. Put the black beans into a pot with two cups of water and cook on low heat.
  3. Chop the tomatoes and tomatillo and add them to the beans. Add cayenne pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, ginger, and garlic.
  4. Cut jalapeños, habanero and Serrano peppers and put them in the pot. Allow it to cook for 35 minutes.
  5. Add chopped cilantro and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. (Adding cilantro toward the end prevents its texture from becoming soapy and retains the aroma.)
  6. Cut the limes and squeeze their fresh juice into the Black Beans. You may use these as a filling in a wheat flour tortilla and make a burrito.



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    This sounds very good and full of spices like I adore in my food. I am a fan of very spicy hot food. voted


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