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Vegetarian Bean Stew

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 40 min.
A great recipe for first-time cooks. You can't go wrong with this healthy chili-like stew.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1-2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 11-ounce can corn, drained
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa (you can use 3/4 cup if you like more sauce in your chili)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions, keep warm, set aside.
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the bell pepper and red onion in the olive oil, until the onion is cooked (about 5 minutes); add tomatoes at the end and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add black beans, red kidney beans, tomato sauce, salsa, and corn; stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Add remaining ingredients (all spices); stir to combine; simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with brown rice (I usually put the brown rice at the bottom of the bowl, chili on top, and stir to combine).

Nutrition Facts

Calories 270
  Calories from Fat 25 (9%)
(5%)Total Fat 3g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(20%)Sodium 488mg
(19%)Potassium 655mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
(45%)Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(23%)Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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