Tuesdays: Crock Pot- Fix it and Forget it!
Wednesdays: Soups- The best reason for cold weather.
Thursdays: Quick and Easy- On the table in 30 minutes or less!
Friday: Fish and Seafood
Saturday: Breakfasts- The most important meal of the day!
Sunday: Family Feasts- Designed to please a crowd.
So, without further ado... welcome to 31 Days At The Table!
South West Black Bean PastaIngredients...
1T extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 orange or red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1t dried oregano
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
15 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 pound pasta- I used whole wheat linguini
Optional Garnishes: lime wedge, cilantro, cheddar cheese, sour cream
In a dutch oven or other deep sided skillet, heat olive oil. Add onion and sautee until they start to becomes translucent (about 5 minutes).
Add peppers and continue cooking until they begin to soften (about 2 to 3 minutes).
Add garlic and spices, cook until fragrant (about a minute).
Stir in beans and tomato sauce. Simmer sauce while preparing pasta according to package directions. Top prepared pasta with sauce, and garnish with toppings of your choice.
This was a fantastic no-meat option that the whole family enjoyed. It would serve four adults, or if you're feeding kids with smaller appetites, up to six people. I felt the cumin was a bit heavy handed though. I really think cumin one of those spices where a little goes a long way. Next time I'd use only about 1/2 teaspoon instead. The kids loved it though, and that's all I can ask for.
Happy cooking and see you tomorrow!
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