This recipe is quick, easy to memorize, and hard to mess up. This black bean dish is great as either a healthy main dish or as side dish to a chicken or any southwestern entree. I usually double the amount of black beans for this recipe. If you do so, I suggest not doubling everything else. Use only 1 bay leaf, and add a little more onion, red wine vinegar, ketchup, and oil. You should only double the cloves and red peppers, or add an orange or yellow pepper.