Friday, February 6, 2009

Black Bean Frittata

This is not a real recipe per se - just sort of a meal idea, and you can add and subtract as you like. I bet it'd be really good with a bit of meat (chorizo), and I didn't have any cheese on hand, which would definitely make it better. Note also that you need either a metal skillet that's oven friendly, or you can try to pour things into a baking pan in the last step. Anyway, it's a Magidow classic:

1 can black beans
1/4-1/2 Bell pepper, minced
1/4-1/2 Onion, minced
Jalapeno peppers to taste, minced
Garlic, minced
3-4 eggs
Cilantro
Spices

Preheat oven to 400. Saute peppers, onion and garlic with butter or oil on a low flame, preferably in an oven friendly skillet. While it's cooking, mince up some cilantro, toss it into the eggs, and beat. You could also add some cheese to the eggs as well. Add the beans, and whatever spices you want (cumin, chili powder, etc), cooking to reduce extra liquid if necessary. Remove from heat, pour the beaten eggs over the whole mixture (I also like to put some slices of tomato or avocado on top of the eggs), and mix just till the point where the ingredients will be more or less suspended in the eggs. Don't let it get cooked too much on the stove top or you won't get good fluffiness -  put the skillet directly in the oven and cook until the eggs are done.

I like to serve it with freshly warmed corn tortillas and good salsa.

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