Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Beans and Rice

Not much to this staple food, but it's tasty, low in fat, vegetarian and super frugal.

  • 2 cups red beans (dry)
  • 1 cup rice (uncooked)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 32 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 diced onions
  • 2 tbs oil (corn or peanut)

  1. Cook beans until very soft (I use a slow cooker)
  2. Cook rice (I use a rice cooker)
  3. Place 12" skillet or Dutch oven on medium hear, add oil
  4. Saute onions in skillet, add taco seasoning
  5. Add tomatoes and deglaze pan
  6. Add everything else
  7. Cook until heated through and reduced to desired consistency
  8. Taste and add extra seasoning if desired

Frugal Factor:
I buy my beans and rice bulk, so not sure how much, probably under $2. The tomatoes can be found for $1.50. Let's say $0.50 for the onions and ketchup. That's $4/6 servings, or $0.67/serving.

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