Fajitas & Spicy Black Beans

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Spicy Black Beans

We (by "we" I mean Chicken Legs) braved the cold and grilled fajitas this past weekend.  We went all out and had steak and chicken.  We marinated the flank steak and chicken in Lawry's Mesquite marinade for two days.   The meat was SO good - the mesquite marinade gave it a nice smoky flavor and it had a nice hint of lime.  It was really the perfect Tex-Mex Flavor.  We like the mesquite marinade because it has the smokiness without having to add wood chips to our grill - we don't have a fancy grill, so this works great for us!

I made some spicy black beans to go with the fajitas.  It is a simple dish, but it packs tons of great flavor. It is a good side dish or you can add them to your fajita like Chicken Legs did.

Spicy Black Beans
(Printable Recipe)

1 can black beans
1 can Rotel tomatoes (I used Original heat)
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp lime juice

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and stir to combine.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. Yum, I bet the lime just adds some great flavor to the beans! I like to put lime on my cooked Mexican rice as well :)

  2. Yay! Proud of Legs for being bad arse like that:)

    I love fajitas, chicken or steak. Yours look perfectly cooked.

    I like the easy bean recipe too. Were they plain black beans or Bushes seasoned ones? I really wish I had some Rotel right now, the beans would be a great lunch for me.

  3. Chris - I just used plain black beans since I was adding my own seasonings.

  4. Mireya - I am going to try lime in my Mexican rice next time - great tip!!

  5. You poor cold people!!! And good for Legs for getting out to that grill. My Weber is still in hibernation.

    Steph, these beans are such a good idea. Black beans can be kinda bland and I've not had much luck spicing them up. Thanks for this!

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  7. Loved it. We made it with the seasoned beans because I just now read your reply. Wasn't sure if you drained your beans or not, so I assumed you did and it worked out.

    The boys had tacos but Alexis and I used these beans, brown rice & cheese to make some bean and rice burritos. They were excellent.

    I have about 1/2 cup left over for lunch at work tomorrow.

    Great job, Steph & Legs.

  8. Your fajita beef looks great. We made your chicken fingers the other day and loved them. Look for a post in the next couple of days - I'm getting a little backlogged.

  9. I love beans - they are so filling and add a great flavor. Thanks for sharing!

  10. The photo of the beans is great! I love it. I'll definitely have to try them.