I was looking for a side dish to go with the honey chipotle glazed chicken, and thought these black beans sounded like just the thing.  (Apparently I have a thing for grilled chicken with black beans as you can see here and here.)  I made numerous modifications from the original recipe to suit our tastes and my schedule.  I really do my best to avoid convenience foods as much as possible, but canned beans are one thing I don’t think I can give up.  I am a busy woman and I just do not have the time to rehydrate dried beans!  So, I used canned beans in order to help make this weeknight-friendly.  I also reduced the amount of liquid drastically because I like a more chunky mixture.  These were absolutely delicious, but next time I think I will add even more lime juice (and maybe even lime zest) to play up the citrus flavor, and will mix in some chopped cilantro in addition to that used for garnish.  Topped with some sour cream, salsa and of course a little shredded cheese, these could be a meal on their own!
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