Monday, September 18, 2006

Easy to make, healthy, and tasty, too!

It's what's for dinner... It has no name that I know of, though we call it "the bean thing." We must have it a few times a month, simply because it's so simple to make, healthy and adaptable to different tastes.

Saute onions and garlic. Add some green (red, yellow) peppers. Cook for a few minutes. While that's cooking drain and rinse your favorite beans -- I use garbanzos (chickpeas), black beans, kidney beans, whole pinto beans, whatever. Add rinsed beans. Add corn if you like it/have it. Add some sort of tomatoes -- RoTel with cilantro and Chilis are best, but any Italian or Mexican stewed tomato would work. Add spices -- I use cumin, salt, pepper and sometimes Italian seasoning. Add from cilantro if you like it.

Cook till everyone's hungry/comes home/it's dinner time. Serve in a tortilla, with salsa, cheese, sour cream and any other fixins your little heart desires. Mmmmm!!

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Betsy said...

This sounds AWESOME! If I weren't so full right now my mouth would be watering! ;-)

We had something similar this evening:
1 can pinto beans or black beans (drained)
1 can tomatoes
4 oz can mild green chilieds
2 cups corn
2 scallions
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano

Mix this all together in a big bowl. Lightly oil a wide casserole and layer 4 corn tortillas on the bottom, half the mixture and then a layer of cheese. Repeat layers.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Let it stand for a minute.


Carol said...

You just determined tonight's dinner. Thanks Betsy!


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