Here's an island-flavored twist on the Skillet Frijoles Negros in Everyday Happy Herbivore.
Black beans & plantains are a common pairing in Caribbean cuisine, but I know how hard plantains are to find — and then they take eons to ripen. Anyway, I'm using bananas as a cheater approach — and trust me, it's good.
Bananas are one of my favorite "surprise" ingredients — check out the Red Red Stewin EHH too and see what I mean. Nom!