Stovetop Black Beans

Original Recipe HERE
I was looking for a side dish that I could whip together and was in the mood for something salty and slightly spicy.  This recipe came up in my Googling.  Super easy to make, can be abandoned until dinner is ready (I made it ahead of time and just let it sit on the stove), and easy to tweak the spices to suit your taste.
I thought it was fantastic, and everyone at the table had at least one helping.  There were six of us eating, and only about half a cup was remaining at the conclusion of dinner.  I would double the recipe next time to get decent leftovers.
2 cans (14 oz each) black beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup diced onion
2 or 3 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
2/3 cup broth or water
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 lime [or bottled lime juice]
(1) In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
(2) Add onions; saute several minutes until becoming translucent.
(3) Add garlic; saute 30 seconds more.
(4) Add beans, broth, and seasonings.
(5) Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low simmer; cook about 7 minutes.
(6) Remove from heat.  Add several squirts of lime juice.
(7) Use the back of a spoon, potato masher, or spatula to smush beans to desired consistency.  Beans will thicken more upon standing.
Kid Participation: None.

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