Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monterey Bean Skillet

Okay, before we get to the recipe, I just have to say this is one of the ugliest meals you could ever make.  Ugly enough for our family to have a pet name for it...Dino Poop  Er, Excrement. (The kids are now forbidden from talking about po**, so we've revised to Dino Excrement, a name that sounds even odder coming from a four year old.)  So anyway, it really looks weird, but it is very very yummy...and cheap...and easy to make.

Try it out, you'll love it...just eat by candle light.

Monterey Bean Skillet
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
1 cup white rice
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped onion
3-4 oz. cream cheese (I use the leftover cream cheese after making Baked shells and cheese)
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 tsp. chili powder

Saute onion in a little oil for 1 minute.  Stir in rice, water, and salt.  Cover and simmer 25 minutes or until water is absorbed.  Stir in cheese, sauce, and chili powder.  Heat until hot, stirring occasionally.  Serve with a little shredded cheese sprinkled on top.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how my boys would love to talk about eating dino po**, or excrement!