THINGS YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT TO TASTE GOOD TOGETHER… BUT REALLY REALLY DO
Sweet potatoes and black beans.
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.
* 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.