Random grocery store items (PART 2)

THINGS YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT TO TASTE GOOD TOGETHER… BUT REALLY REALLY DO

Sweet potatoes and black beans.

Yes!

I steam the sweet potatoes until they’re cooked through, peel them and then cut them up. Next, I sautee them together with the black beans* until the beans are fully cooked.

Season with a speck of butter and maybe a little brown sugar if I’m feeling crazy.

Savory, earthy, sweet-and-salty… first-rate comfort food.

Yumm.

* I got a one-pound bag of dried beans for 99 cents. I soaked them overnight before cooking them. If I use canned beans, I drain them thoroughly because that black slimy brine they swim in is disgusting.

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2 responses to “Random grocery store items (PART 2)

  1. stephenie

    YUM! Thanks for sharing that recipe. FYI that slimey brine is just the starch leaching from the beans, plus some preservatives (i.e., salt), and water. No need to worry too much about it and if you are making soup it can help to thicken the stock!

  2. cclepew

    I know the brine is harmless, but it’s still gross.

    Thanks for reading.

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