Veggie Bean Medley
Veggie Bean Medley
15 Ounce Can of Pinto Beans
15 Ounce Can of Corn
15 Ounce Can of Diced Tomato's
2 Clove Garlic
1⁄2 Unit Small Red Onion
1⁄4 Cup Cilantro
1 Unit Celery Stalk
1 Unit Medium Zucchini
1 Unit Small Red Bell Pepper
2 Tablespoon (Metric) olive oil
1⁄2 Teaspoon (Metric) cumin seeds
1 Teaspoon (Metric) chili powder
1⁄2 Teaspoon (Metric) oregano
Peel and crush garlic.
Dice onion, celery, bell pepper, and zucchini.
Wash cilantro, remove leaves from stems and dice leaves.
Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium high heat.
Mix cumin, chili powder, and oregano into olive oil.
Add crushed garlic and diced veggies into frying pan and sauté for approximately 5 minutes.
Rinse and drain beans and corn, add to frying pan, and stir.
Add diced tomatoes.
Add salt to taste.
Stir, cover, and reduce heat.
Simmer for 10 minutes
Veggie Bean Medley for the Entire Family
Looking for a quick and easy meal to fix for the entire family? Veggie Bean Medley offers the best of vegetables with Mexican taste and style. If you are in the mood for a little Mexican, but don’t have time for the full treatment, you will definitely want to pull out this recipe. It is sure to delight every single member of your family with the bold taste and it is a balanced meal when you combine it with some brown rice and a side salad.
You will want to begin by rinsing and draining the pinto beans and the corn. While you will not use the beans for a few minutes, the prep will save you time in the long run. Cut up all of your veggies and get them ready to cook. Zucchini, onions, celery, garlic, red pepper, and cilantro, as well as beans and corn are prepped and now you are ready to begin cooking.
You want to start by warming your olive oil in your frying pan and adding your herbs. By toasting your herbs, you bring out more of the flavor. After they have toasted for a minute or so, add in your vegetables, minus the tomatoes and corn. You want to start with the onions, celery, and garlic. The celery especially takes longer to cook, because it is harder, so be sure that you let them cook for a couple of minutes before you add the bell pepper and zucchini. In total, all of this should cook for five minutes.
Now you are ready to add the beans, corn, and diced tomatoes. Let all of these ingredients cook together to comingle the tastes. Add salt to taste. Stir it all together, cover, and reduce the heat. Allow it to finish cooking for ten minutes. Then you are ready to serve.
Some serving ideas include brown rice, guacamole, and salsa. The brown rice can be cooked before you begin cooking the Veggie Bean Medley, or if you use the instant type, you can cook it in just minutes while you are allowing the pan to simmer. Brown rice helps to make this a balanced meal that has all of the nutrients that you need. Guacamole and salsa can top it off for that perfect dish. You can serve it with a side salad, chips, tortillas, or other Mexican sides to make the most of your meal and make it perfect for your family.
Having meals that you can cook in thirty minutes or less is great on those nights that you are running late home from work or when you have evening activities with your kids. This Mexican inspired dish is sure to delight every member of the family-especially if you add some salsa and chips with it. The best part is that it is healthy and includes all of the nutrients and food groups that you need to keep your body working efficiently. Try Veggie Bean Medley tonight! You will be glad you did.