OK - this is not working like I thought. The program puts the recipe in a blob, instead of a list like on the video description. Mellita's was the old Cuban Restaurant on 36th Street Miami (I used to do the runs after engine changes on L10ll's DC10's etc. etc. for Eastern) and this was their specialty: sweet black bean soup and a Cuban sandwich (which would be in stacks to the ceiling (I have their recipe for those too). Anyway all that got torn down in the 36th street widening years ago. I'll put the recipe (blob) here, and the link to the video - shouldn't throw any add you have to wait through - just go to the description and copy in the list form. Has the spice recipe too. The real secret they had was cooking all of it together.
You Need: 2 15 oz cans black beans (I use Joan of Arc) undrained 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 onion chopped 3 small (3-4") sweet peppers chopped 1 garlic clove chopped 2 Tablespoons tomato paste 2 chicken bouillon cubes 1/2 pound sliced sausage (polish - smoked beef sausage - turkey all fine as is diced ham (they will blend and all taste the same) 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning (your oregano etc. is in that) 1 Tablespoon cane syrup OR 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Marsala Red Wine 8 OZ water Cooked Rice
Directions: in 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, cook down Onion, Peppers & Garlic till softened and add meat & cajun seasoning & fry down till just browning - add 2 Tablespoons tomato paste, 8 OZ water & 2 (I use Tones) Bouillon Cubes, 2 15 oz cans black beans undrained, 1/2 teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Marsala Red Wine & 1 Tablespoon Cane Syrup OR 2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar. Heat to boiling and reduce to bubbling (simmer) and cook down until mixture is well blended and will coat a spoon or spatula as shown. Serve over rice - or simply serve as a thick soup. -- These will hands down be the best black beans you ever had!
Cajun Seasoning Recipe (doubles as a killer rub for steaks, chicken wings, seafood of any type any way (boil), crawfish etc.): 3 Tablespoons Salt 2 Teasp. Garlic Powder 1 1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder 1 Teasp. Black Pepper 1 Teasp. Onion Powder 1 1/4 Teasp. Oregano 1 1/4 Teasp. Thyme 1 Teasp. Basil 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder