f4ba68c1cbedb0122ea82653afbd56f3b53077b88b4c4a5f31 Uncomplicated Healthy Living: Pinto Beans and Chipotle Cream http://www.freesearchenginesubmission.infoher-libido.com

Friday, September 11, 2015

Pinto Beans and Chipotle Cream

Summer is coming to an end and the fresh produce is limited.  At this time of year we aren't getting cold weather veggies, but, we also aren't able to get summer produce any more.  It can be frustrating when you are trying to eat with the seasons.  So what can we do?  Get inventive with ways to get veggies into your diet.  Here we have pintos cooked with peppers and onion.  Pair it with brown rice and you will have a complete protein.  Add a salad and you have a well rounded meal.  This is quick and easy to make.  So it is a great dish for week night meals.

Pinto Beans and Chipotle Cream

2 cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup onion diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. cumin
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh flat leaf parsley
1/2 lemon juiced
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 chipotle chili, minced
2 tbsp. milk (your choice of what kind)

Heat the olive oil in a pot and add the onion, garlic, peppers and cumin.  Saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is translucent.  Add vegetable broth, beans, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes.  You want the onion tender and the broth mostly absorbed.  Remove from heat and add parsley and the lemon juice.  Stir gently to combine.

In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, chipotle and milk.  To serve place your pinto beans in a dish and top with a spoonful of the cream.

Adjust the amount of chipotle according to your taste.  You can also choose different beans if you want. I have done this same dish with black beans.  Just remember look for canned beans that do not have sugar added and always drain and rinse your beans.  This will remove the majority of the sodium that has been added.

Enjoy your weekend and have fun in the kitchen!

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