When I'm in a Tex-Mex mood, which is more often than I'd like to admit, I'll frequently cook up a large batch of black beans. They are so versatile that it's really hard to go wrong. They keep fantastically and it's pretty easy to simmer a large pot of them and season them to your liking.
How do I like to use these beans? One of my favorite meals is definitely these crunchy, cheesy pan-fried black bean tacos.