Rice and beans are a staple around our house, adding a bit of bacon adds a nice bit of flavor and the result is much better than just microwaved beans. Given enough time you could cook dried beans and use them but canned is good for getting this on the table in 20 minutes or less.
1 16oz can of black beans
2 slices of bacon cut into matchsticks
1 shallot diced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Fry the bacon in a bit of olive oil until just crisp, remove from the pan to drain
Fry the shallot in 1 tbsp of rendered bacon fat
Add the black beans cumin and pepper (there's probably enough salt from the bacon). Let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Stir the bacon back in before serving.
Serve with rice.