2 cans low sodium - black beans $1.20 each
(No endorsement here but I liked the Goya & Bush's brand) or
1 16oz package dry black beans $2.00
1 tablespoon oil $5.oo (light flavor virgin olive oil)
1 onion chopped $0.50
1 tomato chopped $0.50
2 strips bell peppers (chopped) $0.50
1 teaspoon dry thyme or 1 sprig of thyme $2.00
1 bundle green onion $0.50 each
2 cloves of garlic $0.50 per bulb
2 cups uncooked rice $5.00
Avocado or ripe plantain (optional) $2.00
a couple slices of jalapeno or habanero peppers (if desired) $.50
salt & black pepper to taste
TOTAL: $19.00 APX
Saute everything except rice & beans.
Empty can of beans into saute pan & combine.
(I like to empty the cans into a colander & rinse off some of the salt...if you do this you'll
need to add 1/4-3/4 cup of water to the pan.) - cook 10-15 minutes.
In a separate pan cook rice as directed on package
Plate beans and rice & garnish with sliced avocado or plantain.
***If using dry beans follow package instructions & combine everything except rice, tomato, garlic & onions. Cook until tender. Saute everything else, except rice. Pour saute over beans and combine.***