Friday, May 7, 2010

Confetti Beans

1 medium onion -- chopped
2 medium bell peppers -- red or green, chopped
1 clove garlic -- or 2, pressed
1/4 cup water
3 cups cooked beans -- pinto, black, garbanzo, etc.
2 cups frozen corn kernels
15 ounces stewed tomatoes, canned -- try Cajun, Mexican or Italian
1 tablespoon chili powder
freshly ground black pepper -- to taste

Saute the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the water until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients, cover, and cook over low heat for another 5 minutes.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 221 Calories; 1g Fat (4.8% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 45g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 179mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

Serving Ideas : These beans can be served a number of ways. Roll them up in burrito shells, on burger buns, or over grains, pasta or baked potato.

NOTES : Times are for already-cooked beans

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