I was going to post some tasty Banana Bars I made last week but got up this morning feeling we needed something healthy after our Superbowl fest last night.
Bean & Vegetable Stew
½ onions chopped
1 cup carrot chopped
1 cup celery chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
1 bunch of chopped green onions
Sauté all your veggies in 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste (also can add a pinch of cayenne pepper)
1 clove chopped garlic or ½ teaspoon of powdered garlic
Italian flavor use 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning plus a pinch of crushed Rosemary OR
Mexican flavor use 1 1/2 teaspoon of Taco Seasoning (I like to add a bit more Cumin.)
1 19 oz. can of Black Beans (or bean of you liking)
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
8 oz of chicken stock (I don’t always have chicken stock so I keep those cubed or powdered chicken base to use with water, but be careful they can be salty.)
Bring to a boil, turn it down and simmer for 20 minutes.
Great served over brown rice.