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Beans & Grains

Prep Time:
15
Cook Time:
20 – 30 Min
Yields:
8 – 10 Servings

Ingredients

  •  2 cans (15.5 oz.) cans black beans (do not drain)
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3-5 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, diced (remove ribs and seeds with gloves on)
  • ½ bell pepper, diced
  • 1 – 1 ½ cups salsa, or 1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet.
  2. Sauté onions, jalapeno and bell peppers over medium high heat until soft and onions are translucent, adding garlic  for the last minute or two.
  3. Add black beans and liquid to onions and peppers. Mix and heat to simmer.
  4. Add salsa or tomatoes and oregano and simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add liquid (vegetable or chicken broth) if bean mixture thickens substantially.
  6. If you’re a cilantro lover (many are not) add cilantro before serving.
  7. Serve over rice or grain mixture outlined in the blog post, or combine, using equal parts beans and rice/grains.
Date: September 05, 2012