Thursday, June 19, 2014


Obviously, I'm on a Mexican food kick lately. And when I say lately, I mean always. Mexican food and me is pretty much a can't stop/won't stop situation.
There are worse addictions.
Anyway. These black beans are just delicious. The creamy tartness of the goat cheese with the spiciness of the salsa is a winning combination. The chips are crisp and warm and so simple to make. The whole things is an easy, throw together meal. I mean, it's barely a real recipe. It's just upping our game with the refried bean scene. And yes, there is a scene.
Go ahead, feed your Mexican food addiction.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

8 small corn tortillas
drizzle of canola oil
Sea Salt, to taste
Cut the tortillas into quarters. Place cut tortillas on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle liberally with coarse sea salt. Place baking sheet under the broiled (525 degrees) for 6 minutes, shake baking sheet and broil for an additional 5 minutes. Keep an eye on the chips, as they can easily burn. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with black beans with goat cheese and salsa (recipe follows).

Black Beans with Goat Cheese and Salsa

1 ounce goat cheese
1-2 tablespoons your favorite salsa
Prepare refried black beans. Remove from heat, dollop on the goat cheese and drizzle with salsa. Serve with homemade tortilla chips.

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