Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Few Recipes - Black Beans with Turkey and Rice

Back when I was newly married - or maybe just newly engaged - I received a cookbook entitled, "Jane Brody's Good Food Book".  Surprisingly, I still find myself making recipes out of it even today!  Here's a family favorite: good on the budget, filling and warm, and almost all of the kids will eat it!  Enjoy!

Black Beans with Turkey & Rice

1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

15 oz. tomato sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
2 Tbls. lemon juice
2 Tbls. soy sauce
2 tsp. mustard (preferably Dijon)

brown rice (cooked)
shredded cheese

1.  In a large skillet, brown the turkey with the onion.  Once cooked, add the green pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes or until peppers are softened slightly. 
2.  In the meantime, whisk together the tomato sauce and seasonings.  Add the sauce, along with the black beans, to the turkey-vegetable mixture.  Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.  (Note:  I've also been known to throw it in the crock pot on low at this point.  Works great!)
3.  Serve over cooked rice, with cheese as a topping (if desired).


Kim said...

Do you double this when you make it, or does it make enough? Sounds yummy...I'll be trying this one!

Heather said...

This makes enough for our family, when stretched with rice, a salad, and usually rolls of some kind. We used to have enough for leftovers, but not anymore!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Heather, I made this tonight and everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing! XXOO