10/15/12

Spicy Beans and Rice

Spicy Beans and Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 fresh green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a saucepan bring the water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pour beans into a 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with jalapenos, cumin, chili powder and black pepper.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and olives. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  5. Serve beans over cooked rice.

 

10/15/12

Vegan Baked Beans

Vegan Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry navy beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped sweet onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Place beans and water in a large pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender. Drain, and transfer to a large casserole dish.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook until tender. Mix in garlic, and cook until golden brown. Mix onions and garlic into casserole dish with the beans. Stir in the tomato sauce. Mix in brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, bay leaves, mustard, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  4. Cover and bake 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, stirring frequently and adding water if necessary. Remove cover, and continue baking 30 minutes.