Bean Cheap-Out

Bean Cheap-Out
Prep Time : 15 minutes  |  Cook Time : 20 minutes (if using cooked beans)  |  Servings : 10

Thank you to Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, for sharing this recipe with the Yummy Plants community! Ellen is committed to creating healthy dishes that are super yummy and affordable.  This recipe isn’t from her book; Ellen created it just for us! Learn more about being vegan on a budget from her blog: The Veg Coach or chat with her directly on her Facebook page


Note: Try cooking the lentils and beans the night before to make this a super quick meal. 


1 medium yellow onion
1 cup cooked lentils
1 cup cooked black beans
1 chopped green pepper
1 - 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning of your choice (I like Italian)
Water as needed


1. In a large pot, sauté the onion and green pepper in 2 tablespoons water. As water evaporates, add more until onions are translucent. Add the beans and tomatoes, combining well. 

Note: If you are cooking the beans from scratch, follow the package instructions, or instructions from "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. " Then after draining the beans, add the onions, peppers, tomatoes and spices for the last 10 minutes of cooking. 

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