In my house, we LOVE Mexican food and I make it pretty regularly. One of my favorite sides to serve alongside tacos or burritos is my fast and easy Fiesta Black Beans & Rice.
This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket on busy weeknights. It goes together in a flash, plus it’s pretty flexible.
If you don’t have any jalapenos, just add a little more seasoning and everything else comes straight out of the pantry. I throw in fresh cilantro and/or Italian parsley when I have it, but it’s still pretty awesome even without fresh peppers and herbs.
Technically Fiesta Black Beans & Rice is a side dish, but when I put it out with a “make your own taco bar”, my guests often just pile it into their tortillas along with everything else. Leftovers are great stuffed into quesadillas with a little shredded chicken and some cheese.
Bonus – it’s vegan-friendly too.
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