January 14, 2009

Veggisaurus Nights

I try to make at least one meatless meal per week - this is more for financial reason, but it also helps us consume far less calories and fat!

This past Monday, I tried a recipe I borrowed from a blogger (sorry whoever you are - I forgot where I found it to link back to you). She called it Cuban Black Beans.

1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 cup cooked rice

then totatoes, shredded cheese, green onions, or sour cream can be used to dress it up a little.

I cooked the rice till it was almost done, then added the black beans (to heat them up) and a can of chili ready diced tomatoes (I don't do fresh tomatoes). I heated my corn separately, because Mr. Right doesn't like corn mixed in with his food [eye roll]. After stirring thoroughly for a few minutes, dinner was ready!

I topped mine with corn and shredded cheese. He just had his beans, rice, and tomatoes with jalapenos.

The meal totaled $2.22, and there was some leftover for my lunch today! To make it even more frugal, forget about the cheese and you have dinner for two for only $1.67!

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  1. Awesome! I'm going to have to try that!

  2. Just started doing a meatless meal a week -- so I'm going to try this out! Thanks!!

  3. That sounds really good. I'd probably have to add some meat in for the kiddos...would probably be a great addition to a rotis. chix.

  4. I think I have to make this, it sounds delicious!!!!

  5. That would be good wrapped in a tortilla!

  6. Mmm that sounds delicious! I may just put that on the menu for next week!

    For mac & cheese - doesn't matter what kind of flour you use. I usually just use all purpose. You're really only using it to thicken up the sauce.

  7. This reminds me of a recipe I found when I was vegan--one of the only ones that has stuck with me now that I eat meat and dairy again! I cook black beans with diced tomatoes and season them with cumin, red pepper, black pepper, and salt (you can make it less spicy if you want) and serve it over rice. It sounds really simple and boring, but it's so good! You can also top it with cheese, or add sausage while cooking.


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