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)
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).