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Secret Ingredient: Cumin Recap + Chicken is Next!

The next secret ingredient is chicken.
I've been pretty specific with the ingredients lately, so this week I thought I'd take a broader step. Put all of your best chicken recipes (I'm talking soups, pot pies, bbq, anything!) up on TeamSugar and tag them with the following phrase: "Secret Ingredient Chicken" - make sure it's all one phrase, no commas, etc. (or, alternatively, you can also find old recipes you've already posted and add that phrase to the keyword section). I can't wait to see what you guys come up with! Thanks for playing along, we'll recap your entries next week!

Compliment with white rice!This week, the secret ingredient was cumin. There were some delicious looking recipes including Cumin Coriander Chicken, Homemade Burgers and Salsa (yum!), but my favorite was definitely these Frijoles Negros from user DesignRchic. It's a lovely Cuban dish that doesn't require the beans to be soaked for hours. To check out her recipe,

Recipe submitted by TeamSugar member DesignRchic

Here's another Cuban dish I'd love to share with you all and LisaK ;)
It compliments a side of white rice along with any meat. Typically, black beans are made with a package of dry beans, boiled and soaked for an hour, sometimes you can use a ham bone for flavor, BUT most of us want something that’s quicker, so here’s my version.

1 can black beans
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed (or use minced garlic)
A quarter of sweet onion, peeled and chopped
1 Half bell pepper, chopped
3-4 strips of bacon, chopped
3 teaspoons ground cumin
Small handful of chopped cilantro (cut off stems, and only use leaves)
Small handful of chopped parsley (cut off stems, and only use leaves)
1 teaspoon of Adobo powder (shown in picture)
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium sauce pan, add the chopped bacon bits and fry. Next, add the onion, pepper, and garlic, cook until onion is partially transparent.
Step 1Step 1

Next add in the can of black beans (include the water that comes in the can). Add in remaining ingredients & spices and leave on a low heat for 15 minutes.
Step 2Step 2

Add salt & pepper to taste.
Compliment with white rice!Compliment with white rice!
Serves: 4
Time to Prepare & Cook: Approx 25 minutes

Aye Pero Que Rico!!!

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
nice pictures! sounds tasty :drool:
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Cool!!! I hope you guys try this recipe, guarantee you'll love it!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Woot woot!
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