January 30, 2015

Dressed Up Black Beans and Rice

Black beans and rice is an incredibly easy staple meal. It's healthy and fairly cheap to boot, making it great for an end-of-month recipe when the grocery budget is almost maxed out. My way of making it adds a bit more flavor and makes it a one-pot meal, veggies included. The recipe leaves you enough for leftovers for lunches or dinners for a few days. Buying a big bag of black beans, instead of canned gives the meal a better texture and saves you some cash. It's also healthier as canned beans can have added salt. The same goes for bag rice vs. instant.

Dressed Up Black Beans and Rice
  • 1 lb. black beans, from bag not can
  • 1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 lb. frozen green pepper and onion mix
  • 8 servings long grain enriched white rice
Soak the black beans in a pot over night then cook beans per instructions on bag.
Rinse then prepare rice per instructions on bag.
Brown sausage in a skillet.  
Heat green peppers and onions in microwave, 5 minutes.
Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
Serve and enjoy!

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  1. That looks so yummy. I would really enjoy that for dinner.

    1. It's really, really filling, too. Give it a try. :)


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