Victor Protasio
Prep Time
10 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Since everything else in this menu requires a bit more of your attention, it's good to have one dish that's simple to prepare. These gussied-up canned beans get a savory flavor boost from garlic, smoked paprika, and cumin, then a finishing touch of lime juice and cilantro adds freshness. If you'd like to incorporate a little heat, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder or ground red pepper, and toast along with the other spices and the garlic.

How to Make It

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low. Add garlic, paprika, and cumin; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beans, 1/4 cup water, and salt; cook until warmed through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm. Just before serving, stir in juice and cilantro.

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