Recipe: Jamaican Beans
Simple but Elegant!
An acquaintance rattled off this recipe one day in a lovely conversation we were having about good food. He only gave me the basic ingredients of black beans, chilies, and coconut milk. Since then, I tried it several times and love it! I have adapted it a little to perfect the ratio of ingredients.
1 lb. dried black beans, soaked overnight
3 cans coconut milk
1 T Thyme
1 T garlic cloves, minced
6 fresh Serrano chilies, minced
2 T bacon fat
Melt bacon fat into medium pot. Add seasonings and sauté for a few minutes. Add beans and coconut milk. Cook beans until very tender. You may need additional fluid; you can use water or more coconut milk. Mash and serve.
Substitutions & Variations
- You can substitutes canned black beans, 3-4 cans. Be sure to rinse the beans well before cooking.
- You can mix or use different hot chilies
- You can use more or less chilies based on preference.