|Black beans and lamb over lettuce with some tortilla chips|
I recently learned from Urban Dictionary that "peep's" is short-hand for "people". Too cute! So now I think of my kids as peeps - a cute name for my cute kids.
As it's Wednesday night, we had something vaguely Mexican made with dried black beans. We also had a pound of lamb hiding in our chest freezer. I thought I had used it all up, but no.
2 cups dried beans - I used black but any other dried bean or canned will work
1 pound meat - beef, pork, or lamb, or no meat at all!
1 cup salsa
Soak beans for a few hours or overnight.
Cook beans until tender, if not using canned.
I use a pressure cooker with enough fresh water to cover the beans and then a bit more water.
Pressure cook for 40 minutes.
While the beans are cooking, fry the meat in a medium to large sized pan
Add 1 cup of salsa, salt and pepper to taste.
If you are inclined - season with cumin and chili powder
Add canned beans or cooked beans to meat and salsa mixture
Heat and taste.
|Cooking ground lamb|
|black beans just finished in the pressure cooker|
|Lamb with salsa and black beans|
|Tomorrow's lunch for the peeps - they prefer the ingredients rolled in a tortilla instead of as a salad|
|extras - salad dressing, cheese, romaine, sour cream, chips, more salsa|
|Condiments of the gods - I put sriracha on pretty much everything!|
This is an easy dinner to throw together, especially if the beans are already cooked. I've been pressure cooking beans for years and don't give it much thought. I just need to build in 50 minutes to have the cooker come up to pressure, cook, and then release.