Thou Shell Eat Beans! a.k.a. Bean Pasta. An easy flexible recipe with great taste and oh so good

Thou Shell Eat Beans!

Libby has kindly shared another of her family recipes for us all to enjoy. This recipe was originally taken from a cookbook many years ago, Looneyspoons, Low Fat Food Made Easy.

Over the years, Libby has adapted the recipe to suit whatever she happens to have available, and Libby says this:

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"Today, I used red and yellow bell peppers, and a can of navy beans and a can of kidney beans. You just use whatever you have on hand. I also used a four cheese Mexican blend of shredded cheese I have for the topping.

I have made this many times and it is a recipe that you can use whatever you have on hand. I usually use left over brown beans and whatever pasta I have, and a jar of tomatoes I can instead of the tomato sauce if I don't have the tomato sauce. It's a very forgiving recipe and yummy!"

Recipe by Looneyspoons and Libby Myrick

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: Approx 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

This is the original recipe, and of course, as you read in the introduction, Libby has changed a few ingredients to suit.
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups tomato sauce
2 cups canned black beans drained and rinsed
8 ounces uncooked medium sized shell shaped pasta,(about 3 cups dry)
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

Instructions

1. Spray a large saucepan with non-stick spray. Add first 6 ingredients and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Then add tomato sauce and black beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, prepare pasta shells according to package directions. Drain. Add shells to sauce and mix well. Ladle into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with cheese.

Thou Shell Eat Beans! a.k.a. Bean Pasta. An easy flexible recipe with great taste and oh so good

Thou Shell Eat Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 8 ounces uncooked medium sized shell shaped pasta (about 3 cups dry)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
Instructions
  1. Spray a large saucepan with non-stick spray. Add first 6 ingredients and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Then add tomato sauce and black beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare pasta shells according to package directions. Drain. Add shells to sauce and mix well. Ladle into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
Thou Shell Eat Beans! a.k.a. Bean Pasta. An easy flexible recipe with great taste and oh so good
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