I am always looking for quick and easy side dishes. I love black bean and corn salsa, so I thought I would make something similar with a little more body as a side dish for some chipotle chicken skewers I got from Trader Joe's. This dish is easy to throw together, and you can do almost anything you want to it to suit your tastes. You can stir in some cheese and cilantro, or add mor spice by including jalapenos or minced chipotle peppers from a can (in this case, I just use the adobo sauce from the can, but I have added the chipotle pepper as well to increase the spiciness). It is really simple to make this side dish your own.
Smoky Black Beans and Corn
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1-15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon Goya Adobo with cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers
- 1 1/3 cups corn, fresh or frozen (If frozen, don't thaw)
- Heat olive oil over medium to medium-high heat, add the onion and poblano pepper, and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute about 1 minute longer.
- Add the black beans and the water, smashing some of the black beans with a spoon or the back of a spatula to thicken the sauce.
- Mix in the Goya seasoning, cumin, and adobo sauce. Reduce the heat to a low and allow the sauce to thicken and the beans to heat through, about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the corn, and continue to cook until the corn is warmed through, add more Goya seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately.