We frequently have a 'beans and rice' meal to be able to keep our healthy eating within budget. I have gotten bored with plain old rice and beans, beans and rice, though the children don't mind. We have refried beans and rice and black beans and rice.
This week I tried something different and it was so simple and tasty!
I sauteed some onion, red pepper and garlic in some oil. I added about two cups or so of tomato sauce. (could have been diced tomatoes or whatever kind of tomato product you have on hand) some homemade chicken stock (about a cup) and some of my "Homemade Taco Seasoning" and a lot of soaked, cooked, frozen then thawed black beans! (One reason this is so simple is that I always cook up a ridiculous amount of beans and freeze them in freezer bags to have ready for such a meal as this.)
I then let it simmer for about 20 minutes for the flavors to meld.
I served this over brown rice that had been soaked and made in the oven, ( so easy) and a salad with homemade Ranch dressing! Yummy!! I thought I had made enough for two meals, but the children loved it so much that many of them had three helpings!
chopped red pepper (any color will do)
Saute for a few minutes, until tender.
soaked, cooked black beans
tomato product of your choice
Simmer for 2o minutes and you have what we call "Saucy Black Beans"
Serve over rice or with your favorite organic, non-GMO corn chips!
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